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(chīld′bĭrth″ )

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 MotherThe Child
Maternal deathFetal 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
Wound dehiscenceSepsis
Medical complications (including bowel obstruction or ileus, respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, thrombophlebitis, or amniotic fluid embolism)Necrotizing enterocolitis

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Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Childbirth." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749254/0/childbirth.
Childbirth. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749254/0/childbirth. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Childbirth. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749254/0/childbirth
Childbirth [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749254/0/childbirth.
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