the act or process of giving birth to a calf, foal, lamb, puppy, etc.
used most commonly in sows with uterine inertia; usual medication is oxytocin; carazolol a recent introduction to the list.
attempted to give more time for relaxation of the cervix; clenbuterol the common medication.
is a common management practice in dairy herds in order to synchronize calvings and lactations. It is also used for therapeutic reasons when large fetuses are expected or in sows when mastitis-metritis-agalactia is a problem in the herd. The usual method is the injection of a suitable corticosteroid, oxytocin or PGF2α. Undesirable side-effects include high calf mortality rate, retained placenta, photosensitive dermatitis and unusual metabolic diseases. Called also calving induction. Called also parturition initiation.
see parturition induction (above).
includes laceration of the cervix, vaginal wall or vulva, uterine rupture, fat hernia through the vaginal wall, uterine prolapse, rupture of middle uterine artery, sciatic nerve injury, maternal obstetric paralysis.
prolongation of parturition beyond the normal for the species is attended by risks to the dam and the fetuses.
control of the date of parturition by controlling the date of estrus and of mating, or by the induction of parturition.
Patient discussion about parturition
Q. sex after giving birth My baby (Shelly) is three months now. Me and my husband tried having sex a couple of times since she was born, but the intercourse just hurts too much. Is this normal? I heard that sometimes when you get cuts during the birth they sew you too tight. Can it be the case? And if so, is this permanent or will it get better?
A. as long as the wound is already recovered, I think you can start the sexual activities. But again it depends on every person, I think scoote had given us a good example for that.
In case you still feel some discomfort and even hurt sensation down there, it is advisable to go see your doctor, just to check.
Meanwhile, enjoy your life and my greeting for baby Shelly..
Q. Is it a birth defect in children? I know about the causes of autism. Is it a birth defect in children?
A. it's not an easy answer i'm afraid...there are congenital differences, but no "birth defect" that we can detect. there's a good pdf file that gives a full explanation about it...i think you'll find it useful:
Q. I'm scared to be pregnant... vomiting and to give birth...Please tell me it's fine!!
A. since how long are you pregnant? it seems that it just started. if you vomit a lot it is imperative that you drink enough water - still water like Vitel, Vichy, L'eau d'Evian that you get in your country and find bottles in glass - not in plastic! Plastic is anorganic and can't be assimilated in our bodies. there is no reason to be scared if you vomit. this means that you don't drink enough water. i know this. believe me and you will see that in the next days you will not vomit anymore. just keep me informed please! More discussions about parturition