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la·bor pains

rhythmic uterine contractions that under normal conditions increase in intensity, frequency, and duration, culminating in vaginal delivery of the infant.
Synonym(s): parodynia

la·bor pains

(lā'bŏr pānz)
Rhythmic uterine contractions that under normal conditions increase in intensity, frequency, and duration, culminating in vaginal delivery of the infant.
Synonym(s): labour pains.

labor pains

Uncomfortable, intermittent, rhythmic, girdling sensations associated with uterine contractions during childbearing. The frequency, duration, and intensity of the events increase, climaxing with the delivery of the fetus.
See also: pain
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Disappointment awaits readers who think the title, Labour Pains, is a double entendre indicating intersectional analysis of labor, race, and gender.
Attitude of the participants towards labour analgesia: when we asked whether they would like to deliver without labour pains were 39.3% liked it, 11.9% did not want any labour analgesia.
Abraham et al concluded that the addition of lumbar epidural Fentanyl 100 ig to 15 mg of epidural Bupivacaine provides good control of labour pain with no motor blockade and established that this combination preserves dorsal column sensory function.16 Haq et al conducted a study on different concentrations of Bupivacaine plus Fentanyl and concluded that 0.125% Bupivacaine plus Fentanyl provides effective analgesia with minimal motor blockade and intact proprioception.17
Use of Tramadol versus pethedine versus denaverine suppositories in labour - a contribution to non invasive therapy of labour pains. Zentralbl Gynekol.
We cannot reject the mother as she had labour pain.
Her book Labour Pains explores the city's industry, unions, politics, and people during this time of boom and bust.
JEAN MORRISON'S Labour Pains is an interesting book that makes a contribution to the understudied region of northern Ontario.
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But the Drogs fan insisted on cheering on her team - despite the labour pains.
As to the question of whether the current epidemic of violence across France means Jihad in Europe, I am reminded of how irregular contractions in a heavily pregnant woman invariably signal intense labour pains straight ahead.
The college will also mark the day by launching its publication Labour Pains: Making Choices.
But there'll be team of doctors on hand just in case the excitement of the night should start the labour pains.