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delivery

delivery (de-liv´er-e)

Passage of the fetus and the placenta from the genital canal into the external world.
assisted cephalic d. extraction of a fetus that presents by the head.
breech d. extraction or expulsion of a fetus that presents by the buttocks or feet.
forceps d. assisted birth of the child by an instrument designed to grasp the fetal head.
high forceps d. d. by forceps applied to the fetal head before engagement has taken place.
low forceps d. d. by forceps applied to the fetal head after it is clearly visible, the skull has reached the perineal floor, and plus 2 (+2) station. This classification of forceps delivery may be with or without rotation of the fetal head.
midforceps d. d. by forceps applied to the fetal head before the criteria of low forceps d. have been met, but after engagement has taken place.
outlet forceps d. d. by forceps applied to the fetal head when it has reached the perineal floor and is visible between contractions.
perimortem d. postmortem d
postmortem d. extraction of the fetus after the death of its mother.perimortem d;
premature d. birth of a fetus before its proper time. See also premature birth.
spontaneous cephalic d. unassisted expulsion of a fetus that presents by the head.

 

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