first stage of labor

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1. a distinct period or phase, as of development of a disease or organism. For specific names of stages, see under the name.
2. the platform of a microscope on which the slide containing the object to be studied is placed.
anal stage in psychoanalytic theory, the second stage of psychosexual development, occurring between the ages of 1 and 3 years, during which the infant's activities, interests, and concerns are on the anal zone. It is preceded by the oral stage and followed by the phallic stage. See also sexual development.
first stage of labor see labor.
fourth stage of labor see labor.
genital stage in psychoanalytic theory, the last stage in psychosexual development, occurring during puberty, during which the person can achieve sexual gratification from genital-to-genital contact and is capable of a mature relationship with a person of the opposite sex. It follows the latency stage. See also sexual development.
latency stage
1. the incubation period of any infectious disorder.
2. the quiescent period following an active period in certain infectious diseases, during which the pathogen remains dormant for a variable length of time before again initiating signs of active disease.
3. in psychoanalytic theory, the relatively quiescent period in psychosexual development following the phallic stage and lasting from age 5 or 6 years to adolescence. Energy is focused on learning and on more organized play. See also sexual development.
oral stage in psychoanalytic theory, the earliest stage of psychosexual development, lasting from birth to about 18 months, during which the oral zone is the center of the infant's needs, expression, and pleasurable erotic experiences. It is followed by the anal stage. See also sexual development.
phallic stage in psychoanalytic theory, the third stage in psychosexual development, lasting from age 2 or 3 years to 5 or 6 years, during which sexual interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experiences are centered on the penis in boys and the clitoris in girls. It is preceded by the anal stage and followed by the latency stage. See also sexual development.
prodromal stage the period of early symptoms of a disease occurring after the incubation period and just before the appearance of the characteristic symptoms of the disease.
second stage of labor see labor.
third stage of labor see labor.
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Investigators also found no differences in secondary fetal outcomes: serious neonatal morbidity or perinatal death (8 trials, 3397 women); neonatal admission to neonatal intensive care (5 trials, 2686 women); abnormal fetal heart rate tracing in first stage of labor (4 trials, 1284 women); meconium aspiration (2 trials, 1615 women); and fetal acidosis (2 trials, 1014 women).
This meta-analysis primarily aimed to investigate the effects of the upright position on birth types in women who did not receive routine epidural anesthesia in the first stage of labor. The focus of this particular study is to analyze the methodological differences between experimental studies and their effects on the study results.
(2001) evaluates the effectiveness of back massage and breathing exercises on pain relief in primigravida mothers during the first stage of labor in selected government hospital of Delhi.
First stage of labor can be shortened by active management.
The duration of the first stage of labor calculated the period from cervical dilatation 4-5 cm up to 10 cm cervical dilatation.
Chang et al., "Pain relief by applying transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on acupuncture points during the first stage of labor: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial," Pain, vol.
As we briefly covered the phases of the first stage of labor, I focused on what the mother would be feeling, characteristic signs of labor, and specifically how to support her.
The Evidence for Physiological Management of the Active Phase of the First Stage of Labor. Journal of Midwifery & Women s Health, 52(3), 207-215.
Method of measurement of echogenic amniotic fluid particles: The echogenic amniotic fluid particles were measured in all the women at first stage of labor (intact membranes), prior to artificial rupture of membrane (ARM) / active phase and enhanced uterine contractions, with 3.5 MHz transabdominal real time ultrasonography.
But, a recent review of 14 randomized controlled trials comparing amniotomy alone to preserving the membrane found that amniotomy neither significantly shortened the first stage of labor when compared to a natural progression, nor did it improve maternal satisfaction with the childbirth experience.
We cannot explain these results, as we would expect that women presenting in active labor would have higher NT-proBNP concentrations before labor than would those who were admitted for induction of labor because cardiac output increases moderately during the first stage of labor and even more during the second stage (18).