Birth is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth
offspring[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/birth] . The offspringis brought forth from the mother. Different forms of birth are oviparity, viviparyor ovovivipary.
Two words used to describe human offspring while
in uteroare " embryo" and " fetus". Their meanings refer to earlier and later stages of development. Amphibians under go symbiosisbefore they lay their eggs and metamorphosisafter.
Childbirthis the process at the end of a human pregnancythat results in a babybeing born.
Natural childbirthis the technique of minimizing medical intervention, particularly anaesthetics, during childbirth.
Unassisted childbirth(UC) is birth without the aid of medical or professional birth attendants. Also known as Freebirth
Multiple birthis the birth of two ( twins), three (triplets), four (quadruplets), etc., babies resulting from a single pregnancy.
* Birth canal is the term used for the
vaginaduring birth, as it is the route through which the infant passes during a vaginal birth.
Caesarean sectionor C-Section is surgical birth through the wall of the abdomen.
Birth pangsare the pains felt by the mother during labour, resulting from contractions of the uterusand pressure on nerves and organs.
Lotus Birthis the practice of leaving the umbilical corduncut after birth so that the baby is left attached to its placentauntil the cord naturally separates
* Afterbirth is the delivery of the placenta following the delivery of the infant.
Birth controlmethods are devices, medications or behavior patterns to reduce the probability of pregnancy.
Placentathe organ in most mammals, formed in the lining of the uterus by the union of the uterine mucous membrane with the membranes of the fetus, that provides for the nourishment of the fetus and the elimination of its waste products. [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=Placenta]
Midwifeis a health careprovider that provides at home health carefor expecting mothers, deliever babyduring birth, and provide postpartumcare.
Infertilitytreatments are devices, medications, or behavior patterns to increase the probability of pregnancy.
Premature birthis the birth of an infant before the full term of pregnancy.
*Birth defect is a physical or mental abnormality present at the time of birth.
Stillbirthis the birth of a dead fetus or infant.
Birth traumais a theory in Pre & Perinatal psychology and natural medicine that the baby experiences extreme pain during the birthing process and that this pain influences the child later in life.
VBACis a Vaginal Birth after a Caesarean Birth.
* Complications may cause a
miscarriageor spontaneous abortion to occur.
Birthdayis a day to celebrate that the person has lived a certain number of years. It is an annual event based either on the anniversary of a person's date of birth, or on astrological birthtime calculations.
Birth certificateis a legal document describing details of a person's birth.
nuclear familycomprising the father, mother, brother or sister, is an institution where the members are related by birth.
* In some countries a person is considered of illegitimate birth if the child is born of parents not legally married to each other.
Astrologyis based upon the belief that an individual's life is influenced by the geocentricpositions of the Sun, Moon, and planetsin the skyor below the horizonat the moment of birth; a natal chartis calculated using the exact time, date, and place of birthin order to try and interpret these cyclical influences on a person's life.
Virgin Birth of Jesusis the Christian doctrine that asserts that Jesus Christ was born to a virgin, and thus that His conception was carried out without an earthly father.
* Born again, a term used primarily in
Protestant Christianity, is associated with salvation, conversion, and spiritual rebirth.
* Rebirth is a belief that a person is born again after their death based on the
karmaof their previous births.
The term "birth" is used metaphorically to refer to a beginning, especially of a natural phenomenon, one that is impressive in its scope or complexity, or one that is viewed favorably.
Stellar evolutionis the field of study that deals with the birth of stars and their lifecycles.
*List of oldest birth mothers
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