maternity cycle

maternity cycle

Etymology: L, maternus, motherhood; Gk, kyklos, circle
the antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal periods of pregnancy and the puerperium, from conception to 6 weeks after birth.
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In 1993, Congress authorized midwives to also provide additional services outside the maternity cycle for all women under Medicare.
Midwives have a very long history of working collaboratively with physicians to provide women's health care, with a particular focus on care during the maternity cycle," Ms.
Of all visits to CNMs, 90 percent are for primary, preventive care; 20 percent are for care outside the maternity cycle.