birth canal


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birth canal

n.
The passageway through which the fetus is expelled during parturition, leading from the uterus through the cervix and the vagina.

birth′ canal`


n.
the passage through which the young of mammals pass during birth, formed by the cervix, vagina, and vulva.
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Noun1.birth canal - a passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birthbirth canal - a passage in the uterus and vagina through which a fetus passes during vaginal birth
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
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She said: "The baby needs to move through the birth canal, so when mom is moving, she is assisting her baby to move through the birth canal structures as well".
As many as one in three pregnant women will be carriers of Group B Strep in the birth canal - and the bacterium can pass to their baby around the time they go into labour.
Breaking of the water signals the beginning of active labor as the calf starts into the birth canal and abdominal straining begins.
The tot is believed to have developed the condition because he was in the birth canal for too long when his mum went into labour.
The soul cleaves into two somewhere along the birth canal,
Packed into the van's birth canal was the entire team, (minus Rhino and Heath, wisely cast as doctors) who were soon delivered--naked, slimy, but thankfully diapered, all connected via umbilical cord.
In pregnant women, the bacterium can be passed to the baby in the birth canal leading to serious conditions including meningitis, pneumonia or septicaemia.
A cesarean delivery was not possible because the baby was in the birth canal.
Macrosomic foetuses place the mother at increased risk of birth canal lacerations.
Mum Tracey Taylor, 32, had pleaded for a caesarean, having been told after her first birth she had a narrow birth canal.
If you do see signs of complication such as prolonged pushing without a piglet arriving, there is a possibility that a piglet is stuck in the birth canal.
Mothers may enjoy every moment of the experience from the time that the physician or midwife diagnoses pregnancy to the time that they have to push the baby's head out of the birth canal.