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delivery

 [de-liv´er-e]
1. the bringing of something to a place.
2. expulsion or extraction of the child and fetal membranes at birth; see also labor. Called also accouchement.
abdominal delivery cesarean section.
breech delivery delivery of a fetus in breech presentation; see also breech extraction.
controlled drug delivery a system used in dentistry that delivers an antimicrobial agent to the target site and maintains the desired concentration for enough time without development of resistant bacteria.
forceps delivery extraction of a fetus from the maternal passages by application of forceps to the child's head. See illustration.
Forceps delivery. From Dorland's, 2000.

breech de·liv·er·y

extraction or expulsion of a fetus that presents by the buttocks or feet.

breech delivery

n.
Delivery of a fetus with the buttocks or feet appearing first. Also called breech birth.

breech delivery

Obstetrics Extraction or expulsion of the fetus feet or buttocks first

breech delivery

Buttock-first birth.
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5 (4-10) Clinician decision for breech delivery on admission, n (%) None: breech presentation not detected 26 (28.
One said she had a safe and successful home birth with the same complication as Koberstein - a footling breech delivery where the baby emerges feet first.
However, with potential risks to mothers in future pregnancies being identified, it seems reasonable to offer women the option of a planned vaginal breech delivery at term provided strict selection criteria are met.
Even though the study was done at medical centers where clinicians were experienced in vaginal breech delivery, the fetuses in the vaginal delivery group were three times more likely to die or to have poor outcomes than those in the cesarean group.
Unfortunately, the experience needed or desired to support a woman with a vaginal breech delivery is becoming harder to find as doctors and obstetricians rely on cesarean sections to be the only option available for breech babies.
Tracie was warned she faced a breech delivery - and was then told her baby had turned when she hadn't.
Those boys who suffered birth complications (induction of labor, irregular position, the use of forceps, breech delivery, and umbilical cord prolapse) and rejection in home were significantly more likely to become violent criminals.
These include maternal pelvic size, size of the fetus, the type of breech position and the experience of the physician with vaginal breech delivery.
According to the lawsuit, hospital staff failed to recognize that Jeremy was positioned for a breech delivery, failed to recognize signs of fetal distress and failed to deliver him by Caesarian section in a timely way.
The mode of delivery of first twin was spontaneous vaginal delivery in 25(50%), vacuum delivery in 8(16%), spontaneous breech delivery in 3(6%), assisted breech delivery in14(28%).
Neonatal encephalopathy is an uncommon complication of unplanned breech delivery.
It then covers complications such as recurrent spontaneous abortion, preeclampsia and eclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage, emergency care, blood group alloimmunizations, multiple gestations, prevention and management of preterm birth, placental disorders, prolonged pregnancy, cesarean and breech delivery, analgesia and anesthesia, and neonatal encephalopathy and cerebral palsy, ending with amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling procedures and fetal surgery.