British Dictionary definitions for nature nature noun the fundamental qualities of a person or thing; identity or essential character often capital, esp when personified the whole system of the existence, arrangement, forces, and events of all physical life that are not controlled by man all natural phenomena and plant and animal life, as distinct from man and his creations a wild primitive state untouched by man or civilization natural unspoilt scenery or countryside disposition or temperament tendencies, desires, or instincts governing behaviour the normal biological needs or urges of the body sort; kind; character the real appearance of a person or thinga painting very true to nature accepted standards of basic morality or behaviour biology the complement of genetic material that partly determines the structure of an organism; genotypeCompare nurture def.
The distress levels reported by labouring women vary widely. They appear to be influenced by fear and anxiety levels, experience with prior childbirth, cultural ideas of childbirth and pain,   mobility during labour, and the support received during labour.
Personal expectations, the amount of support from caregivers, quality of the caregiver-patient relationship, and involvement in decision-making are more important in women's overall satisfaction with the experience of childbirth than are other factors such as age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, preparation, physical environment, pain, immobility, or medical interventions.
Women are often encouraged to refrain from screaming, but moaning and grunting may be encouraged to help lessen pain. Crowning may be experienced as an intense stretching and burning.
Even women who show little reaction to labour pains, in comparison to other women, show a substantially severe reaction to crowning. Back labour is a term for specific pain occurring in the lower back, just above the tailboneduring childbirth.
The act of nursing a child also causes a release of oxytocin. The symptoms normally occur for a few minutes up to few hours each day and they should lessen and disappear within two weeks after delivery.
Preventive group therapy has proven effective as a prophylactic treatment for postpartum depression. Vaginal delivery Sequence of images showing the stages of ordinary childbirth.
Humans are bipedal with an erect stance. The erect posture causes the weight of the abdominal contents to thrust on the pelvic floora complex structure which must not only support this weight but allow, in women, three channels to pass through it: The infant's head and shoulders must go through a specific sequence of maneuvers in order to pass through the ring of the mother's pelvis.
Six phases of a typical vertex or cephalic head-first presentation delivery: Engagement of the fetal head in the transverse position. The baby's head is facing across the pelvis at one or other of the mother's hips. Descent and flexion of the fetal head.
The fetal head rotates 90 degrees to the occipito-anterior position so that the baby's face is towards the mother's rectum. The fetal head is bowed, chin on chest, so that the back or crown of its head leads the way through the birth canal, until the back of its neck presses against the pubic bone and its chin leaves its chest, extending the neck - as if to look up, and the rest of its head passes out of the birth canal.
The fetal head turns through 45 degrees to restore its normal relationship with the shoulders, which are still at an angle. The shoulders repeat the corkscrew movements of the head, which can be seen in the final movements of the fetal head. The vagina is called a 'birth canal' when the baby enters this passage.
Station refers to the relationship of the fetal presenting part to the level of the ischial spines. When the presenting part is at the ischial spines the station is 0 synonymous with engagement. This change in the shape of the fetal head is called molding and is much more prominent in women having their first vaginal delivery.
A scoring system called a Bishop score can be used to judge the degree of cervical ripening in order to predict the timing of labor and delivery of the infant or for women at risk for preterm labor.
It is also used to judge when a woman will respond to induction of labor for a postdate pregnancy or other medical reasons. There are several methods of inducing cervical ripening which will allow the uterine contractions to effectively dilate the cervix.
There are various definitions of the onset of labour, including: Regular uterine contractions at least every six minutes with evidence of change in cervical dilation or cervical effacement between consecutive digital examinations.
Lightening describes the baby moving down from the rib cage with the head of the baby engaging deep in the pelvis. The pregnant woman may then find breathing easier since her lungs have more room for expansion, but pressure on her bladder may cause more frequent need to void urinate.
Lightening may occur a few weeks or a few hours before labour begins, or even not until labour has begun. The mucus plug may become dislodged days before labour begins or not until the start of labour. Shortly before, at the beginning of, or during labor the sac ruptures.On TIME’s cover this week is an unlikely icon: Laverne Cox.
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