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birth pangs

pl.n.
1. The repetitive pains occurring in childbirth.
2. Difficulty or turmoil associated with a development or transition: the birth pangs of an emergent democracy.
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Noun1.birth pangs - a regularly recurrent spasm of pain that is characteristic of childbirthbirth pangs - a regularly recurrent spasm of pain that is characteristic of childbirth
pang - a sharp spasm of pain
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It is important to state that in supine posture CO doesn't have time to recover during birth pang interval.
This was essentially a version of Rice's birth pang theory, according to which the road to new life passed through death.
Yesterday we saw in their place the fury of Lebanon directed against the capital's United Nations building--an early "birth pang" in Condoleeza Rice's new Middle East.If Israel wanted to widen its war, it could not have chosen a better way to achieve it than by sending its war planes back to the mixed Muslim and Christian village of Qana in south Lebanon to massacre civilians there, as if marking a morbid anniversary.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar admitted that although the RTL (Republic Act 11203) had 'birth pangs', he believed that it will help farmers become more competitive over time and lower inflation rates.
Among their topics are Beelzebul versus Satan: exorcist subjectivity and spirit possession in the historical Jesus, from birth pangs to dismembered limbs: the anthropology of bodily violence in the Gospel of Mark, religion's coercive prayers, secrecy in the Gospel of Matthew from an anthropological perspective: creation of an alternative world, the visions of Jesus and his disciples, and re-visioning Jesus' resurrection: the resurrection stories in a neuro-anthropological perspective.
As we dare to change, we must also be prepared to endure the many birth pangs that come along the way it is after all a rebirth for the only country we've got.
Again, African stories were so treasured that they had to arrive with birth pangs akin to those that precede the arrival of a newborn.A few pages into the story, however, I realised that this was not a run-of-the-mill childhood-to-adulthood chronology of events.
Ultrasound reports testify the same, but when the ninth month is about to be completed, doctors start commenting that if birth pangs are not felt timely, it could be a caesarean case.
He said the delay caused her condition to aggravate and as soon as they put her back into the pickup she started having birth pangs and gave birth to the baby when they had barely reached the hospital's gate.
In the last few months massive welcome to Imran Khan's Government in spite of its birth pangs, substantial inflow of FDI and support funds caused immense anxiety among its policy makers.
This phenomenon, in my view, represents birth pangs and it portends good things; that there is light at the end of the tunnel and the renaissance of our great nation.These things will play out in their natural sequence and eventually, we will come to a place where we will all recognise the need for a certain mutuality that must be available to each political party and all political actors involved; for the sake of the unity, holistic existence of our nation and posterity.
'We will need loads of understanding and patience to endure and overcome the birth pangs or pains of the new beginning.