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birth

 [berth]
a coming into being; the act or process of being born.
birth certificate a written, authenticated record of the birth of a child, required by state laws throughout the United States. After a birth is registered, a birth certificate is issued which represents legal proof of parentage, age, and citizenship, and is of great personal and legal importance. A birth certificate is required for many legal and business or personal transactions. Whether the child is born at home or at the hospital, the physician, midwife, or other attendant must report the birth to the local or state registrar. The report becomes a permanent record, and a certificate is issued to the parents. If a child dies during birth, an immediate report and certification of the birth and death are required, containing a statement of the cause of death.
birth control the concept of limiting the size of families by measures designed to prevent conception. The movement of that name began in modern times as a humanitarian reform to conserve the health of mothers and the welfare of children, especially among the poor. More recently it has been superseded by the term family planning, which means planning the arrival of children to correspond with the desire and resources of the married couple. See also contraception.
multiple birth the birth of two or more offspring produced in the same gestation period.
premature birth (preterm birth) expulsion of the fetus from the uterus before termination of the normal gestation period, but after independent existence has become possible; defined as birth occurring before 37 completed weeks (295 days), counting from the first day of the last normal menstrual period. Approximately 6 to 8 per cent of all live births in the United States are premature, and premature births are the major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

multiple birth

A pregnancy resulting in the birth of two or more infants.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

multiple birth

Reproduction medicine A pregnancy resulting in birth of ≥ 2 infants. See Clomifen, Higher multiple.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"The school run will be fun as it's almost impossible to keep my eye on all four but the quadruplets love making new friends so I know they'll love it."
For Mufu, a bricklayer, the quadruplets though a blessing has become a burden that is quickly overwhelming.
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Most quadruplets are born early, typically by 30 weeks gestation, due to the physical demands supporting four babies places on the body.
Both approaches implement the Delaunay tessellation algorithm, which uses the respective point-sets to serve as vertices for generating a tetrahedral tiling of the protein structure that objectively identifies quadruplets of nearest neighbors (i.e., either residues or atoms).
According to a report, in 2015 alone, the province recorded a total of 1165 multiple gestations and major hospitals calculated 26 cases of quadruplets, 158 cases of triplets, and over 900 cases of twins.
Keepers are not yet sure if the quadruplets, which were born on March 3, are girls or boys so the brood has yet to be named.
Parents Shimod and Limenz said triplets and quadruplets run in their extended family.
As four birthdays in a day would be a bit much, the quadruplets will now enjoy a week of celebrations, including a night out in Cardiff.
QUADRUPLETS born prematurely to a 65-yearold woman are still in intensive care - but have been gaining a weight and are being given their mother's milk through feeding tubes.
A 65-YEAR-OLD German mother-of-13 is getting ready to give birth again - this time to quadruplets.
Standing has also been difficult for some of the quadruplets.