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obstetrics

 [ob-stet´riks]
the branch of health science dealing with pregnancy, labor, and the puerperium. adj., adj obstet´ric, obstet´rical.

ob·stet·rics (OB),

(ob-stet'riks),
The specialty of medicine concerned with the care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.
Synonym(s): tocology
[L. obstetrix, a midwife, fr. ob-sto, to stand before, denoting the position formerly taken by the midwife]

obstetrics

(ŏb-stĕt′rĭks, əb-)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.

obstetrics

The art and science of managing pregnancy, labor and post-delivery of the mother. See High-risk obstetrics, Naturopathic obstetrics.

ob·stet·rics

(ob-stet'riks)
The specialty of medicine concerned with the care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.
[L. obstetrix, a midwife, fr. ob-sto, to stand before, denoting the position formerly taken by the midwife]

obstetrics

The branch of medicine concerned with childbirth and with the care of the woman from the onset of pregnancy until about 6 weeks after the birth, when the reproductive organs have returned to normal.

ob·stet·rics

(OB) (ob-stet'riks)
The specialty of medicine concerned with the care of women during pregnancy, parturition, and the puerperium.
[L. obstetrix, a midwife, fr. ob-sto, to stand before, denoting the position formerly taken by the midwife]
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When you think of the effort put into ante-natal care - how to breathe, how to push, how to exercise - it is ridiculous that most of the available resources for support and advice stop when they should start: when the baby actually enters the world.
From this it should be possible to take corrective action through better-informed ante-natal care. If the privations of those Amsterdam mothers have been visited on the next generation, then at least the knowledge to be gleaned from their deteriorating health offers the prospect of enabling future generations to be born better 'programmed' to live healthy lives.
She added that the mothers were equipped with health care information on Ante-Natal Care (ANC), Exclusive Breastfeeding, Routine Immunization (RI) etc mainly to create demand for the services.
-Improved use of essential health services by women and children from pregnancy to age two (ante-natal care, skilled birth attendance, post-natal care, newborn care, DTP3 immunization, oral rehydration salts for diarrhea, care-seeking for pneumonia);
Happiness spoke rudimentary English, and being terrible in French myself, it was a great relief that her husband always accompanied her for ante-natal care, not only as an active parent, but also as a much-needed translator.
But hospital bosses insist patients from across Northumberland and North Tyneside can continue to receive their ante-natal care close to home and from hospitals in Alnwick, Berwick, Hexham, North Tyneside and Wansbeck.
If an employee is unreasonably refused time off for ante-natal care or is not paid their required pay for attending appointments, they are entitled to bring a claim before the Employment Tribunal within three months of the refusal or non-payment.
Some disturbing statistics point to disadvantaged and vulnerable women failing to get adequate ante-natal care. (3) These, combined with a Caesarean rate of around 23 per cent and the diabetes and obesity epidemics mirrored in the birthing population, may give pause to consider how the needs of high-needs women can best be met.
NATPOW covered 8,460 villages where 57,931 women were given ante-natal care where as 10,074 women received TT vaccines.
She said: "A recent study in the Coombe Women's and Infants University Hospital found that 28% of women booking for ante-natal care were overweight and 13% were obese.
Pamela Reilly got a further pounds 120 for time she took off for ante-natal care and pounds 880 in holiday pay from the Scissor Edge salon in Hilton, Inverness.
"We have also seen trends over the years which have pointed to better ante-natal care and we have been able to identify some of the causes of cot deaths and education people about that.