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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.

de·liv·er·y

(dĕ-liv'ĕr-ē),
Passage of the fetus and the placenta from the genital canal into the external world.

delivery

/de·liv·ery/ (de-liv´er-e) expulsion or extraction of the child and fetal membranes at birth.
abdominal delivery  delivery of an infant through an incision made into the intact uterus through the abdominal wall.
breech delivery  delivery in which the fetal buttocks present first.
forceps delivery  extraction of the child from the maternal passages by application of forceps to the fetal head; designated low or midforceps delivery according to the degree of engagement of the fetal head and high when engagement has not occurred.
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Forceps delivery.
postmortem delivery  delivery of a child after death of the mother.
spontaneous delivery  birth of an infant without any aid from an attendant.

delivery

(dĭ-lĭv′ə-rē, -lĭv′rē)
n. pl. deliver·ies
The act of giving birth; parturition.

delivery

[diliv′ərē]
Etymology: L, de + liberare, to free
(in obstetrics) the birth of a child. Also called parturition. See also Bradley method, Lamaze method, Leboyer method of delivery, Read method.

delivery

Obstetrics The passage of a fetus and placenta via the birth canal to the stage called life. See Breech delivery, Vaginal delivery, Vaginal delivery after cesarean section delivery, Vertex delivery Pharmacology The actual, constructive, or attempted transfer of any item regulated under a jurisdiction's controlled substance legislation. See Drug delivery Therapeutics See Drug delivery.

de·liv·er·y

(dĕ-liv'ĕr-ē)
Passage of the fetus and the placenta from the genital canal into the external world.

delivery

The process of being delivered of a child in childbirth.

delivery

expulsion or extraction of the young and fetal membranes at birth.

abdominal delivery
delivery of a neonate through an incision made into the uterus through the abdominal wall (cesarean section).
delivery per vaginam
normal birth, the fetus being delivered through the vagina; in contrast to a cesarean delivery.

Patient discussion about delivery

Q. how long does the delivery of the baby usually takes?

A. we waited almost 8 hours at the hospital...but the last part shouldn't take more then 40 minutes i guess..but i was so overwhelmed that i didn't look on the watch?

Q. What risk is it in a pre-delivery? let say couple of weeks before the due . and what is the earliest one can deliver with out harming the baby ?

A. I think just couple of weeks premature is not a major problems because the baby lungs is considered fully develop at 32 weeks and the survival rate is much greater than babies born before 24 weeks. Don't worry because the last part of the pregnancy is just weight gain of the fetus.

Q. How many women actually give birth on their EDD (expected delivery date)? I am pregnant and my EDD is January 22nd. I was wondering what are the chances I will give birth on that day exactly?

A. If it's your first pregnancy, you probably will give birth after your EDD, as first pregnancies tend to be longer. Your EDD is after a full 40 weeks of pregnancy. It is most common to give birth between 38- 42 weeks of pregnancy.

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