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Birth event—birth presentation

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term300014
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/08/2017
Definition:Help on this termPresenting part of the fetus at birth.
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Perinatal statistics:

Presentation types other than vertex are associated with higher rates of caesarean section, instrumental delivery, perinatal mortality and neonatal morbidity.

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Object class:Birth event
Definition:Help on this termThe sequence of actions by which a baby and the afterbirth (placenta) are expelled or extracted from the 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.
Specialisation of:Help on this termLife event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termUniversity of Oxford 2002. Concise Colour Medical Dictionary 3rd ed. UK: Oxford University Press

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Property:Birth presentation
Definition:Help on this termPresenting part of the fetus (at lower segment of uterus).
Property group:Help on this termBirth event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

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Has been superseded by Birth event—birth presentation Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Supersedes Birth event—birth presentation Health, Superseded 06/09/2006

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Birth event—birth presentation, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

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