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Synonyms for labor

physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting

to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

to express at greater length or in greater detail

Synonyms for labor

an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900

the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States

strive and make an effort to reach a goal

undergo the efforts of childbirth


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The researchers state that in most hospitals, the instances of induced labor now exceed the combined number of cesarean deliveries, vaginal births after a previous cesarean, and vaginal deliveries requiring forceps.
Induced labor has a higher incidence of infection, says Heyl, who adds: "I think it's pretty safe to say that an induced labor is more likely to end in a cesarean section than a spontaneous labor.
Products awaiting regulatory approval include Vantin, a cephalosporin antibiotic; Cleocin Cream for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis; a 5 percent formulation of Rogaine for hair growth; Prepidil Gel for cervical softening in induced labor during childbirth; Depo Provera for contraception in the U.
The newborns appeared to benefit from induced labor.
The University of Washington study, reported in the current issue of The American Journal of Public Health, found that certified nurse-midwives' patients had fewer Caesarean sections, received less anesthesia and had a lower rate of episiotomies and induced labor than the doctors' patients.
Adjustment for a range of characteristics (maternal age, body mass index, smoking status, race or ethnic group, gestational age at birth, spontaneous or induced labor, birth weight percentile, and hospital of delivery) slightly attenuated but did not eliminate the significant association between cervical length and risk of cesarean delivery at term," the researchers concluded.
She went to the hospital, where doctors listened for a heartbeat, performed an ultrasound, and then induced labor.
Epidural analgesia given in early labor has been shown to have no significant effect on the risk of operative delivery in patients with spontaneous labor, and the same appears to hold true for patients with induced labor, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology.
Doctors induced labor to save the baby, conceived with her then-boyfriend, star high-jumper Javier Sotomayor.
This question was addressed by a study that enrolled women who had an indication for induced labor at Women and Infants' Hospital in Providence, R.
No associations were observed regarding induced labor, duration of the second stage oflabor, episiotomy, laceration, or birth weight.
Women supported by doulas also needed fewer induced labors and delivered their babies faster.
In that 15-year time period, there were significant increases in maternal weight, body mass index, proportion of overweight or obese mothers, age, proportion of Hispanics, and rate of induced labors.