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childbirth

 [chīld´berth]
the process of giving birth to a child, including both labor and delivery. Called also accouchement and parturition.
cooperative childbirth (educated childbirth) (natural childbirth) prepared childbirth.
prepared childbirth see prepared childbirth.

child·birth

(chīld'berth),
The process of labor and delivery in the birth of a child.
See also: birth, accouchement.
Synonym(s): parturition

child·birth

tocophobia.

parturition

/par·tu·ri·tion/ (pahr″tu-rĭ´shun) childbirth.

parturition

(pär′tyo͝o-rĭsh′ən, -to͝o-, pär′chə-)
n.
The act or process of giving birth to one or more offspring.

parturition

[pär′t(y)o̅o̅rish′ən]
Etymology: L, parturire, to desire to bring forth
the process of giving birth.

parturition

The event that marks the end of human pregnancy (gestation) and the birth of one or more infants.

parturition

Obstetrics Childbirth

child·birth

(chīld'bĭrth)
The process of labor and delivery in the birth of a child.
See also: birth
Synonym(s): parturition.

parturition

The process of giving birth.

parturition

the act of giving birth to an offspring.

parturition

the act or process of giving birth to a calf, foal, lamb, puppy, etc.

parturition acceleration
used most commonly in sows with uterine inertia; usual medication is oxytocin; carazolol a recent introduction to the list.
parturition delaying
attempted to give more time for relaxation of the cervix; clenbuterol the common medication.
difficult parturition
parturition induction
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 PGF. Undesirable side-effects include high calf mortality rate, retained placenta, photosensitive dermatitis and unusual metabolic diseases. Called also calving induction. Called also parturition initiation.
parturition initiation
see parturition induction (above).
parturition injury
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.
prolonged parturition
prolongation of parturition beyond the normal for the species is attended by risks to the dam and the fetuses.
parturition psychosis
see farrowing hysteria.
synchronized parturition
control of the date of parturition by controlling the date of estrus and of mating, or by the induction of parturition.
parturition syndrome
a loose diagnosis embracing many toxemias that occur about the time of calving. See acetonemia, fat cow syndrome, pregnancy toxemia, mastitis, metritis and peritonitis.

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:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:U7PHTfTAZhYJ:www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf+http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf&hl=iw&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=il

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!

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Notes on breeding behavior, pregnancy, and parturition in some vespertilionid bats of the eastern United States.
A number of studies demonstrated that oxytocin, as a modulator of uterine or other muscle contractions during the parturition period (Taverne et al.
In contrast to the reproductive chronologies previously reported for island foxes, we documented parturition occurring in mid-February on San Clemente Island.
The parturition site was unknown because it was not known when or where calves were born prior to the time they were sighted from the helicopter during the survey period from 21 May-5 June.
Interannual variability in parturition dates has been noted by researchers, but specific causes for this variability are still unknown.
At parturition time in June, the mature females can be divided into two equal groups: one half is carrying term young and giving birth, and the other half is carrying ripe oocytes and mating.
In the ovary of the fourth generation female examined immediately after her death, there were 20 large empty ovarian diverticula that had newly lost their embryos at the last parturition (Fig.
While the 1989 decline at Brazil began after spring buildup, it was unusual because it continued after parturition and volancy of young when the population should have been the largest.
Full-HD camcorders (HMX-M20BD, Samsung, Suwon, Korea) were installed to record the duration of parturition which defined as the time between the expulsion of the first and the last born piglet.
Most mortality occurs at or near parturition (McCullough, 1969; Guinness et al.
Writing for general veterinary practitioners, they cover the reproductive cycle, infertility, pregnancy and parturition, neonatology, and clinical approaches to common conditions.
Adult female bats leaving the roost were counted by trained field biologists before and after parturition.