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childbed

(chīld′bĕd′)
n.
The condition of a woman in the process of giving birth.
Referring to the postpartum or puerperal period

childbed

Historically, the period of parturition during which women remained in bed for labor, delivery, and the traditional 6 weeks' recovery time after childbirth. Synonym: puerperium See: childbed fever
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This is a key point because childbed rituals, and the accompanying rites around them, since they were so varied, left leeway for what several recent theorists have called the process of 'ritualizing': essentially this involves a creative process of 'provocative, and innovative ritualizing; constructing ritual, cultivating attitudes, moulding awareness, exploring relationships, and redefining religious practice.
Etiology, concept, and prophylaxis of childbed fever.
Also pointing in this direction is the notion that resident women will, in consequence of the cock's crowing, die in childbed, another obvious threat to the continuity of the house group.
Semmelweis correlated the soaring incidence of childbed fever with the introduction of autopsies into the hospital during the 1820s.
On these terms, The Tragedy of Childbed Fever is an admirable piece of work, meticulous in its empiricism, clearly structured, and lucid.
As we pass the sesquicentennial of Semmelweis' seminal observations on the importance of hand hygiene in reducing the incidence of nosocomial childbed fever, why does handwashing remain the most breached infection control measure in hospitals?
This equipment is pervaded by uncomplaining anxiety as to the certainty of bread, the wordless joy of having once more withstood want, the trembling before the impending childbed and shivering at the surrounding menace of death.
33) Women however did speak euphemistically of multiple births and childbed fever as `consuming' them, thus drawing a comparison with death from tuberculosis.
There seems no corresponding advance in wives' life expectancies; if fatal deliveries were under-reported, deaths in childbed may go unrecognized.
Once, while a famous town lay torn and burning A woman came to childbed, and lay in labor While all around her people cursed and screamed In desperation, and soldiers raged insanely- So that the child came out, the story says, In the loud center of every horror of war.
He was mocked for his theory until the practice proved to end an epidemic of childbed fever and maternal deaths.
A sample of these -- her, a, people's, neighbors, must, simple, worth, distracted, unfruitful, every, big, solemn, childbed, linens, love, curse, complaints, loss, place, brags, handle, knows, conceive, make much of -- shows an exploration of the nature of the semantic category similar to that of the word marry in the men's sample.