active birth

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: birth - childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to be an active participantactive birth - childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to be an active participant
accouchement, childbearing, childbirth - the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
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Low-birthweight rates higher among Bangladeshi neonates measured during active birth surveillance compared to national survey data.
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has joined with midwife consultant Sheena Byrom and hospital equipment supplier Active Birth Pools to produce the films, which will be made available to maternity workers across the world as an online learning resource.
Case infants were live born, stillborn, or terminations with major structural birth defects identified from active birth defects surveillance systems; control infants were those without major birth defects, selected from live born infants in the same regions (7).
WE'RE offering active birth classes for expectant mothers and their partners to help give you confidence and take away the fear of labour and birth.
Founder of The Active Birth Centre 'Peter Walker is well known in the baby massage field.
"We'll be running various workshops throughout the day to educate about active birth, water birth and home birth and there'll be opportunities for women to pose questions to some of the best midwives in the country.
This apparent need for changing the habitual response to pain motivated me to publish the 'Practicing for an Active Birth' DVD, which allows couples to practice labor support tools at the comfort of their home, until they own them.
Gone are the visions of sweating, screaming women on their backs in the grip of labour as thousands embrace the calming and pain-relieving effects of active birth.
The active birth teacher, who works for Lazy Daisy Scotland, says she feels sorry for Kate as she will be under so much pressure throughout her pregnancy.
And trainee yoga instructor Sara is excited by a new initiative in the hospital, promoting the concept of 'active birth'.
Parents-to-be will learn as much about pregnancy and birth as possible at the new 'active birth' NHS classes.