Identifying and definitional attributes
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The sequence of actions by which a baby and the placenta are expelled or extracted from the female's uterus at childbirth. The process usually starts spontaneously about 280 days after conception with onset of labour, but it may be started by artificial means. The process ends upon complete expulsion or extraction of the baby and the placenta.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
University of Oxford 2002. Concise Colour Medical Dictionary 3rd edn. UK: Oxford University Press.
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Birth event—additional indication for caesarean section
Birth event—additional indication for induction of labour
Birth event—main indication for induction of labour
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