birthing room


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a place in a building enclosed and set apart for occupancy or for the performance of certain procedures.
birthing room a hospital room that is utilized for labor and delivery. It is decorated in a homelike, comfortable fashion and contains a specially equipped bed that can be adjusted for delivery. Specialized equipment is often concealed.
emergency room popular term for emergency department.
labor, delivery, recovery room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience.
labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience and into the postpartum period.
operating room one especially equipped for the performance of surgical operations.

birthing room

n.
An area of a hospital or outpatient medical facility equipped for labor, delivery, and postpartum care and designed as a homelike environment.
A hospital room designed to attend to the needs of a woman expected to have uncomplicated vaginal L&D and recovery

birthing room

Obstetrics A hospital room designed to attend to the “creature comfort” needs of woman expected to have an uncomplicated vaginal L&D and recovery Stuff in BR Room for family & friends, Martha Stewartoid decor, TV, magazines Pros Homey, happy customers Cons Can't sterilize, unsafe, not amenable to emergent care. See Alternate birthing center.
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This selection bias may explain the greater use of the birthing room and the lower use of artificial rupture of membranes, external monitors, and scalp electrodes by the family physicians for patients in this study.
The hospital will include three inpatient wards, an adult mental health unit, X-ray department, an urgent care centre for minor injuries and primary care out-of-hours and a birthing room. When the outpatient department opens, more than 35,000 outpatient appointments will be held in Blaenau Gwent, compared with the current 2,000.
The birthing room looked vaguely familiar to Chad Dillon as he scanned the ceiling tiles.
Yesterday Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) decided to introduce a 24/7 on-call system to allow low-risk women to give birth in Berwick, either in a birthing room or at home, with in-patient post-natal care.
* Use a five minute series of birthing room yoga poses to begin the class (on the website, talkbirth.wordpress.
It's well known that a dad who is with his partner in the birthing room and watches the arrival of their child goes off sex for up to four months.
When I head into the birthing room in agony, don't be surprised if you end up with a black eye.
It may be held indoors or out, or in the mother's birthing room (if she plans a home birth).
Consultation looked at two options: reinstatement of deliveries with an increased number of midwives on a rota basis, or creating a 24/7 on-call system for delivery of care during labour either at home or at a birthing room in Berwick, with in-patient post-natal care for up to six hours.
However, in a birthing room, a woman is quite often asked to lie in the left lateral position, meaning on her left side, and it's plausible that this position may be better for the baby.
She's just been shown a pair of forceps at an ante-natal class and is beginning to suspect it's not all New Age bliss in the birthing room.
Her wishes reflect a growing desire to shun the technology of the hospital birthing room. Home births are booming in Britain, although the total remains a tiny proportion of the 643,000 births a year.