HyperDic: lying-in

English > 1 sense of the word lying-in:
NOUNstatelying-in, parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, travail, childbedconcluding state of pregnancy
English > lying-in: 1 sense > noun 1, state
Meaningconcluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.
Synonymsparturiency, labor, labour, confinement, travail, childbed
Part ofpregnancy, gestation, maternityThe state of being pregnant
Partsasynclitism, obliquityThe presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
effacementshortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
uterine contractionA rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
Narrowerpremature labor, premature labourlabor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation
Broaderparturition, birth, giving birth, birthingThe process of giving birth
Spanishembarazo, gestación
Catalanembaràs, gestació

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