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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·liv·er·y

(dĕ-liv'ĕr-ē),
Passage of the fetus and the placenta from the genital canal into the external world.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

delivery

(dĭ-lĭv′ə-rē, -lĭv′rē)
n. pl. deliver·ies
The act of giving birth; parturition.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

de·liv·er·y

(dĕ-liv'ĕr-ē)
Passage of the fetus and the placenta from the genital canal into the external world.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

delivery

The process of being delivered of a child in childbirth.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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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An assisted delivery rate of < 1% is too low, and is probably due to the loss of skill in performing assisted delivery.
The national assisted delivery rate is less than 1%, [1] compared with 13% in a low-risk population in the UK.
We suggest that OBPP should be kept in mind in cases with difficult and assisted delivery, and should be treated with conservative methods as soon as possible.
The assisted delivery rate in SA (reported in 2010-2011) was 0.52% for ventouse and 0.15% for forceps.
Finally, certain genetic conditions may place women at risk for potential complications requiring specialized monitoring, assisted delivery, and ongoing postpartum evaluations.
On that occasion, a doctor was summoned who performed a forceps assisted delivery which saw my baby safely born.
There may be some adverse effects, one of them being the need for assisted delivery with forceps and a C-section for foetal distress.
The risk of muscle tearing was slightly lower among those whose birth had been assisted with a ventouse - a suction cup, which fits on the baby's head - than those who did not have an assisted delivery.
We prefer reducing the length of the second stage by an assisted delivery to limit the strain on the heart.
Neither emergency Caesarean section nor assisted delivery is associated with an increased risk of depression, according to the study for parent and child study group Alspac.