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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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Women who undergo prolonged obstructed labor, with the fetal head in the vagina and the shoulders trapped behind the bony pelvis, eventually develop both ischemic vaginal tissue and fetal demise.
0%) developed obstructed labor after administration of the propranolol.
Fistula usually occurs when a woman is in obstructed labor for days on end without medical help and cannot get a Caesarean section.
On the other hand, we know that not every macrosomic infant results in obstructed labor or shoulder dystocia.
Most maternal deaths in developing countries are caused by severe bleeding after childbirth, infections soon after delivery, blood pressure disorders during pregnancy, and obstructed labor.
Her pelvis is too small to allow the baby to pass, and she has at most a traditional birth attendant to help her; her obstructed labor lasts days.
This text addresses the need to prevent and treat vesico-vaginal fistula, a childbirth injury caused by unrelieved obstructed labor, in Africa and other less developed countries.
The major direct causes of maternal mortality are hemorrhage, infection, obstructed labor, eclampsia and complications of unsafe abortion.
Infections, hypertensive disorders, complications of abortion, obstructed labor or HIV/AIDS are other causes.
Obstructed labor accounts for 8% of deaths, or 42,000 women, worldwide.
He told me that the woman had been in obstructed labor for 4 days, her baby had died inside, and she was moribund.
Obstructed labor is the result of a girl's pelvis being too small to deliver a fetus.
As Tatlock tells us, Siegemund became "the next best thing to an expert in obstructed labor and had perfected the techniques of cephalic and podalic version" (3).
Obstetric fistula develops when the blood supply to the tissues of the vagina and the bladder (and/or rectum) is cut off during prolonged obstructed labor.
According to WHO, the most common direct causes of these deaths are severe bleeding (25 percent), infection (15 percent), ravages of an unsafe abortion (13 percent), eclampsia (12 percent), and obstructed labor (8 percent).