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Labor and Delivery Dictionary - Glosasary of Labor Terms

Labor and delivery have some terms that are unique to them. So here you'll find even the toughest words defined from cervix to station and everything in between.

Freebirth
A look at the definition of freebirth.

Forceps for Labor and Delivery
Information on forceps for an assisted delivery.

Small for Gestational Age (SGA)
Small for Gestational Age (SGA) is a defined.

Low Birth Weight (LBW)
A look at Low Birth Weight and what it means for your baby.

Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum Room (LDRP)
An Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum Room (LDRP) is one where you enter and use your entire stay at the hospital or birth center.

Labor, Delivery and Recovery Room (LDR)
A description of the vast majority of hospital birthing rooms.

Lotus Birth | Umbilical Nonseverance
A look at the practice of Lotus Birth.

What is Natural Childbirth?
A quick definition of natural childbirth.

Intrauterine Pressure Catheter (IUPC)
What is a Intrauterine Pressure Catheter (IUPC) and why is it used in labor?

Uterine Rupture
The many definitions of uterine rupture.

Lightening or Baby Dropping
Lightening is a sign of labor and has to do with your baby's position.

Viability of a Baby
Viability

Cervical Os
The opening of the cervix. There are both external and internal os in the cervix, like a funnel.

Labor Station - Your Baby's Position in Relation to the Pelvis
How your baby's position relates to the pelvis in labor.

Urinary Catheter for Labor and Delivery
A urinary catheter can be a normal part of labor and delivery, particularly if you have a cesarean section or epidural.

Saline Lock - Heparin Lock - IV
The saline lock is an IV place holder for medical procedures.

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