birth pang


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birth pang

n.
One of the repetitive pains occurring in childbirth.
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The decrease of placental blood flow at the moment of birth pangs can be accompanied by the foetus's torments of hypoxic nature and the increase of cardiac output can lead to the development of cardiac failure.
Obstetrics then uncharacteristically intervenes in podiatry and birth pangs arrive to realign the feet, with the interference articulated by Rice as follows: "What we're seeing here, in a sense, is the growing -- the birth pangs of a new Middle East and whatever we do we have to be certain that we're pushing forward to the new Middle East not going back to the old one.
Indeed, while the Republican Party struggled with perceptions of extremism in 1964, the long-term birth pangs of an increasingly robust conservative movement evidenced in the 1980s and beyond are attributable to this origin.
He makes a false distinction between mob violence and state sponsored violence and more seriously justifies the former saying "the successive mob violence in Sri Lanka both in the South and North, as pointed out by the author, have been a part of the birth pangs of 'new nations' of Asia.
We are now experiencing the birth pangs of the Messianic era.
It was obvious that the birth pangs were a constant source of trouble in the initial stages for the new state.
We feel the birth pangs of Vallejo the voluminous journalist, who would visit Soviet Russia three times in the 1920s and find a perfect whetstone for his Marxist sympathies when, as Neruda would write, pre-civil war "Spain was taut and dry as a drum.
The truth is that the recent spate of events points to birth pangs as the region pursues higher levels of democratisation.
Eleven "Remember the Birth pangs of the New Middle East?
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Astronomers have collected enough high resolution images of stellar jets for over a 14-year period through the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to stitch together time-lapse movies of the birth pangs of new stars.
But one thing is clear: when the birth pangs is over, a new India will emerge - strong, united and confident - and again we will be able to say - I'm proud to be an Indian.
By that time the new marvel was television and it was going through the same birth pangs that cinema had gone through in the days of the Keystone Cops.