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Alternative Birth

Definition of the noun alternative birth

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  1. a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings

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Google previewWomen's Studies Encyclopedia (1999)

by Helen Tierney

BIRTHING ALTERNATIVES (ALTERNATIVE BIRTH MOVEMENT) 163 of diagnostic methodologies and technologies to discover and correct instances of disease or dysfunction in mother and fetus/infant. A third category of birth attendant is the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth


Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP


Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

alternative birth (or birthing) orig. U 8., any method of childbirth in which the delivery occurs at home or in a similar environment, often without the use of painkilling drugs or obstetric instruments. 1978 Time 24 Apr. 60 /3 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in Today's World (2011)

by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, Jane E. Sloan

Alternative birth centers provide a homelike environment by promoting natural childbirth with only limited intervention when medically indicated. The growth of birthing clinics was particularly sparked by the alarming increases in rates of ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Abbreviations (2016)

The World's most comprehensive list of English-language medical abbreviations and acronyms by Burt Vance

ABC = advanced breast cancer ABC = airway, breathing, circulation ABC = alternative birth center ABC = alum, blood, charcoal ABC = American Blood Commission ABC = aneurysmal bone cyst ABC= antibody-binding capacity ABC ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Third Edition (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Jeffrey S. Dover

may be able to switch to a different pill or use an alternative birth control method. acne detergens This form of ACNE occurs in some patients ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

alternative birth and alternative birthing o noun any method of childbirth that tends to avoid any form of medical or technological intervention, eg underwater birthing or various kinds of 'natural' ...

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

;alternative birth center; ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

alternative birth center; alum, ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

alternative birth a method ofchildbirth favouring home delivery and minimal medical involvement; alternative comedy comedy that seeks to avoid stereotypes and takes a generally left-wing political position; alternative energy energy derived ...

Google previewThe New American Webster Handy College Dictionary (2006)

Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead

Also alternative birth. birthmark" n. a congenital blemish on the body. birth'plaee" n. the place where one was born. birthright" n. inheritance. birth'stone" n. a gem associated with a certain month or period. t>is adv. encore; again; twice. biscuit ...

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