Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when fatiguing, irksome, or unavoidable, in distinction from sportive exercise; hard, muscular effort directed to some useful end, as agriculture, manufactures, and like; servile toil; exertion; work.
Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history.
That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
Travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth.
Any pang or distress.
To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil.
To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains.
To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.
To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care.
To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge strenuously; as, to labor a point or argument.
the interval from onset of contractions to birth of a baby
The process of childbirth, in which the rhythmic contractions of the uterine muscles open the cervix and allow a baby to be born.
Any of the following: The expenditure of physical or mental effort especially when difficult or compulsory. Human activity that provides goods or services An economic group comprising those who do manual labor, generally represented by labor unions. [D02921] Webster
The work or effort involved in childbirth.
the flow of time, effort, skill, and knowledge that humans directly provide as inputs into productive activities
the process or period of childbirth; parturition; especially, the muscular contractions of giving birth.
productive uterine contractions which produce dilation of the cervix, descent of the baby and its expulsion into the world.
Periodic rhythmical contraction of the uterine muscles which opens the cervix and allows the baby, placenta and membranes to be
Contractions of the uterus which cause the cervix to thin and dilate, and the baby to descend into the birth canal and to be pushed out of the vagina.
The quantity and quality of human effort available to produce goods and services. View Capstone Lesson(s) that address this concept
concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
undergo the efforts of childbirth
The process of expulsion of the fetus from the uterus. Induced: Labor that is initiated artificially. Stimulated: Labor that is stimulated, usually with oxytocin.
Human effort, physical or mental, used to produce goods and services.
The work time and work effort that people devote to producing goods and services. (p. 40)
The process of giving birth, during which the baby and the mother's body prepare themselves for delivery.
The act and process of giving birth. For more information on labor at UNC, see the Womenâ€™s Hospital Website on The Stork Entrance, Laboring with Few or No Pain Medications, Epidural Analgesia, or Induction of Labor, and Videotaping and Still Photography in labor and Delivery.
The series of stages involved in giving birth.
The time and processes that occur during childbirth from the beginning of cervical dilation to the delivery of the placenta, or after childbirth.
Childbirth, the aptly-named experience of delivering the baby and placenta from the uterus to the vagina to the outside world. There are two stages of labor. During the first stage (called the stage of dilatation), the cervix dilates fully to a diameter of about 10 cm. In the second stage (called the stage of expulsion), the baby moves out through the cervix and vagina to be born. See the entire definition of Labor
The rhythmic contraction (shortening) and relaxation (lengthening) of the uterine muscle with progressive effacement and dilatation of the cervix leading to the delivery of the baby.
A three stage process of childbirth- 1st stage: 0-10 cm. dilated; 2nd stage: birth of baby; 3rd stage: birth of placenta.
The time and the process that takes place from the initial dilation of the cervix to the delivery of the placenta.
Regular contractions of the uterus that result in dilation and effacement of the cervix.
One of the factors of production made of human effort expended to acquire income. Labor Organization: A union of workers organized to increase group welfare by bargaining as a single force for wages and benefits.
In economics, labor is human exertion, mental or physical, in production. Like capital, however, "labor" is a loaded term that is used in various ways. "Labor" can refer to the social class that stands in opposition to "Capital" -- or, "Labor" might refer to the organized labor-union movement.
the muscular contractions that expel a baby from the uterus during childbirth
The process of childbirth, beginning with the rhythmic contractions of the uterine muscles, which open the cervix to allow a baby to be born, and ending with the expulsion of the placenta.
refers to the human effort to produce goods and services
regular contractions of the uterus that cause the cervix to open (dilate) and thin (efface).
Periodic rhythmical contraction of the uterus which opens the cervix and leads to the birth of a baby.
Contractions of the uterine muscles, which opens the cervix and allows a baby to be born.
Labor begins when prostaglandin hormones start to soften the cervix and the natural hormone oxytocin causes contractions that dilate the cervix. Signs that preceed labor can include persistent diarrhea, bloody show, and spontaneous rupture of the amniotic sac.