abdominal delivery

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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.
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abdominal delivery

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Patient discussion about abdominal delivery

Q. What are the risks of C-section? See that all the pregnant movie stars are having C- sections instead of natural child birth. Maybe I should have one too, instead of giving birth regularly? Are there any risks?

A. Thanks.. Now I understand better the risks of c-section.

Q. How is a C-section done? My wife is expecting twins and her Doctor scheduled a C- section for her. How is it done?

A. My wife had a c-section done when we had our daughter. I did not get to see the procedure, but I did hear it. It was graphic, but really quick.

Q. When is a C-section needed? My wife is pregnant now and I wanted to know when do women need to have a C- section as opposed to natural birth?

A. sually a C- section is done when there are problems during labor like when the baby is in trouble or the labor is stuck and not progressing over a long period of time.

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Thus the blunt method of expansion of uterine incision appears to offer some degree of protection to the uterine vessels and reduces the amount of blood lost at abdominal delivery, which is in accordance with the latest recommendations by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of April 2004, regarding cesarean sections.
In most religions, abdominal delivery is well known.
The ability to precisely predict term PROM could be of value in these women vis-a-vis timing of abdominal delivery.