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The act of giving birth to a child. In 2014, 3,985,924 babies were born in the U.S.
SYN: SEE: parturition SEE TABLE: Serious Complications of Childbirth; SEE: delivery; SEE: labor
Serious Complications of Childbirth
|The Mother||The Child|
|Maternal death||Fetal death|
|Maternal hemorrhage (with or without transfusion)*||Neonatal death|
|Genital injuries (including injuries to the uterus or its ligaments, vulva, perineum, bladder, bowel, or ureter)*||Birth trauma (including fractures, nerve plexus injuries)|
|Uterine dilation and curettage after delivery*||Intracranial bleeding|
|Peripartum infection*||Need for ventilatory assistance|
|Wound infection*||Low Apgar scores|
|Medical complications (including bowel obstruction or ileus, respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, thrombophlebitis, or amniotic fluid embolism)||Necrotizing enterocolitis|
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Childbirth." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749254/0/childbirth.
Childbirth. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749254/0/childbirth. Accessed June 9, 2023.
Childbirth. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749254/0/childbirth
Childbirth [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 09]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749254/0/childbirth.
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