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(of a woman or female mammal) about to give birth; in labour.‘hospitalized parturient women’
expecting a baby, having a baby, with a baby on the way, having a child, expectant, carrying a childView synonyms
- ‘It may be difficult to extrapolate our findings to contemporary parturient women.’
- ‘General practitioners and, increasingly after 1950, obstetricians attended most parturient women.’
- ‘Civilisation made affluent women sick, while poverty and sin blighted the parturient poor.’
- ‘These trends in health disorders may be related to the general suppression of immune function that occurs in parturient dairy cows.’
A parturient woman.‘anaesthesia for the parturient’
- ‘The authors studied the records of 3,461 parturients who had at least one other delivery at the study hospital and whose previous offspring's cord serum specimens were available.’
- ‘Many of the risk factors are highly prevalent among parturients, limiting their utility.’
- ‘While we do not fully subscribe to the principles of ‘natural childbirth’ we do feel that the parturient is helped both mentally and in the progress of labor if she is kept informed about her true condition and constantly reassured.’
- ‘Among anxious parturients, fetuses moved into a more active state when maternal relaxation was achieved with hypnotherapy.’
- ‘Backache after labour and delivery occurs in half of parturients irrespective of whether they received regional anaesthesia.’
Late 16th century: from Latin parturient- being in labour, from the verb parturire, inceptive of parere bring forth.
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