Birth Canal to Breech

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Birth Canal

The birth canal is the channel through which a baby passes during childbirth.

 

Birthing Center

A birthing center is a facility which encourages a woman to have a natural childbirth at the end of her pregnancy. A woman will labor, deliver and recover all in the same room. Some centers are located inside hospitals, while others are completely separate facilities.

Bleeding

Bleeding is the loss of blood.

Bloody Show

At the end of pregnancy and at the onset of labor, a woman will vaginally discharge blood-tinged mucus, also called bloody show.

Bradycardia

The condition called bradycardia is a slow heart rate, usually less than 60 beats per minute.

Braxton Hicks

Braxton Hicks contractions are irregular and relatively painless contractions during pregnancy that don't affect dilation or effacement.

Breech Presentation

A breech presentation is when the baby is abnormally positioned, where the bottom or legs come into the birth canal before the head.