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Definition of Parturition

Stages of Pregnancy: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trimesters of Mom & Baby

Parturition: Childbirth, the process of delivering the baby and placenta from the uterus to the vagina to the outside world. Also called labor and delivery.

Parturition comes from the Latin parturire, "to be ready to bear young" and is related to partus, the past participle of parere, "to produce."

Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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