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Pregnancy and parturition.


The human act or process of giving birth; parturition.

child′bear′ing adj.


The act of carrying and being delivered of a child.

delayed childbearing

See: elderly primigravida
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The study, Changes in Insurance Coverage, Access to Care, and Health Care Affordability for Women of Childbearing Age, showed that 5.
The problem is that the research to date is often ambiguous about causal linkages between changing patterns of marriage and unmarried childbearing.
Examining an immense data set- everyone born in Sweden from 1973 until 2001- the researchers documented a compelling association between advancing paternal age at childbearing and numerous psychiatric disorders and educational problems in their children, including autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicide attempts and substance abuse problems.
In addition, the percentage of women of childbearing age with blood mercury levels above the level of concern decreased 65 percent during the years studied.
In a revised version of her 2011 PhD dissertation at the University of Oslo, Solevag (School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway) explores the interface of childbearing and salvation in three early Christian texts.
Most women reported dial they wanted another child soon (37%) or later (20%), though a substantial proportion (44%) did not want to continue childbearing.
9% of childbearing women had undergone a Caesarean section (from the total number of mothers who delivered live or stillbirths)
Should men and women be encouraged to start childbearing at a younger age?
Childbearing intentions vary substantially by two important demographic characteristics: race and ethnicity and relationship status.
Maternity Nursing focuses on the care of women during the childbearing years.
steady even as millions of American women discover their dreams for childbearing diverging from the reality of their lives.
Showing the variety of social actors involved in this process (doctors, nurses, women's groups, members of the clergy, private enterprise, the state, and the mothers themselves), this study delineates the alliances and the conflicts that arose between them in a complex phenomenon that profoundly changed the nature of childbearing in Quebec.