birthing room


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room

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a place in a building enclosed and set apart for occupancy or for the performance of certain procedures.
birthing room a hospital room that is utilized for labor and delivery. It is decorated in a homelike, comfortable fashion and contains a specially equipped bed that can be adjusted for delivery. Specialized equipment is often concealed.
emergency room popular term for emergency department.
labor, delivery, recovery room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience.
labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience and into the postpartum period.
operating room one especially equipped for the performance of surgical operations.

birthing room

n.
An area of a hospital or outpatient medical facility equipped for labor, delivery, and postpartum care and designed as a homelike environment.
A hospital room designed to attend to the needs of a woman expected to have uncomplicated vaginal L&D and recovery

birthing room

Obstetrics A hospital room designed to attend to the “creature comfort” needs of woman expected to have an uncomplicated vaginal L&D and recovery Stuff in BR Room for family & friends, Martha Stewartoid decor, TV, magazines Pros Homey, happy customers Cons Can't sterilize, unsafe, not amenable to emergent care. See Alternate birthing center.
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44] Polish hospitals balked at allowing fathers not only to step into birthing rooms but even to set foot in hospital, citing the risk of spreading disease as the reason for this precaution.
After the terrifying labour, the charity worker was so ill she couldn't be moved from the birthing room and had to receive one-to-one intensive care there for three days.
The birthing room with pool would please any parents-to-be with its tranquil ambience and creature comforts.
Kotak, 36, spent each day of the last month of her pregnancy inside an art installation set up like a birthing room at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn as part of the "project," which she dubbed "The Birth of Baby X.
And somehow - thanks to the initiative of its business leaders - it has invariably managed to move from the deathbed of one industry to the birthing room of the next.
Still, Hankins has serious concerns about how lawmakers would regulate the birthing room.
Flett's mother was a midwife but she made her daughter wait outside the birthing room to fetch the things she needed.
During this time I operated as a true anthropological 'participant observer' recording notes, interviewing staff and physicians, offering comfort and assurance to both my informant and her husband who were nervous and unsure in their new surroundings, and held her hand in the birthing room as she welcomed her new baby.
Nicodemus staffed the birthing room that night, when everyone but he and Joseph of Arimathea had slipped away or fled in fear and despair.
My husband had to be rushed out of the birthing room because it looked as if he was going to faint.