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Confinement. -The birth of the baby.
Constipation. -Failure of the bowels to pass feces (waste products) out of the body, or difficult passage of hard bowel movements.
Contraction. -The tightening of a muscle.

Bedrest - Confinement to bed, per doctors orders, to help control or prevent certain pregnancy complications. Depending on the severity of the complication, bedrest may be strict or partial and may be short-term or long-term.

Estimated date of confinement for the mother. In other words, the estimated date when the baby will be born.
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Estimated date of confinement (EDC): An archaic term for the estimated date a baby might be born. It is determined based on the first day of a woman's last menstruation. See Naegele's rule.

Your doctor may refer to your due date as the "EDC" which stands for estimated date of confinement (a very OLD term!) or "EDD," estimated due date. This is where due date calculation gets messy. There are so many terms thrown around . . .

Over all midwifery benefit maximum of $750 per person per confinement.
Should a medical practitioner intervene and take over the delivery, midwifery benefit will not be available.

The close confinement of the last month of pregnancy actually tightens up their ligaments, so lying stretched out does not come easily at first.

It's not exactly the concept of confinement we need to return to, but it isn't far away. Previously, at least it was understood that we should respect the time around childbirth.

The due date is also called the estimated date of confinement (EDC). Calculation of the EDC or due date is performed by counting forward 280 days (40 weeks) from the first day of the last menstrual period.

The old-fashioned term "estimated date of confinement" (or EDC) is simply another term for due date.

Due date: The expected date of confinement (pregnancy). The average pregnancy is calculated from the last menstrual period (LMP), by adding 280 days. Many pregnancies go beyond this time period or before this arbitrary date.

EDC (estimated date of confinement): Anticipated due date for delivery of the baby. Calculated from the first day of the last Period.
Eclampsia: Convulsions and coma in a woman with pre-eclampsia. Not related to epilepsy.

EDC = estimated date of confinement-the ?due date?
Term pregnancy = a pregnancy that has lasted between 37 and 42 weeks
Term delivery = delivery occurring between 37 and 42 weeks ...

"The message should be that pregnancy is not a state of confinement -- and you should not eat for two," he says.
Artal and colleagues report their findings in the June issue of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.
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My baby is due on 3rd January 1998, and I am planning a home confinement. Below follows a description of how I would like my birth to happen, and what I would like in case of various emergency contingencies.
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EDC - Estimated date of confinement; your due date
Edema - Swelling that occurs when the body tissue contains more fluid than normal ...

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You are entitled to paid time off for antenatal and postnatal medical visits, provided they are for examinations or tests carried out under the supervision of a registered medical practitioner and relating to your pregnancy or confinement.

i have an appointment as the hospital mon arvo, ive already had an app with my gyno and had an u/s this is just to book my confinement? does anybody have any info on what to expect? im a first time mum & everything is so new to me!!! ...

Traditional Roman medicine centred on folklore and religious practices, but with the development of Hippocratic medicine came significant advances in the care of women during pregnancy and confinement.

If you have a regular menstrual cycle and you know the date your last period started this can be used to work out when your baby is due.
Your due date is known as your EDD (Estimated Date of Delivery) or EDC (Estimated Date of Confinement) and is ...

If your baby were already born and could talk, he or she would look at you and say, "Thanks, mom, for taking such good care of yourself while you were growing me inside!" Once upon a time pregnancy was dubbed "confinement.

Valentine's muse was his jailor's blind daughter, who would visit him during his confinement. Allegedly, he cured her of blindness, and the young woman fell madly in love with the imprisoned bishop. Sadly, she could not save him from execution.

Add nine months, and you get October. The expected due date of that pregnancy, then, is October 8. (Some physicians use the term expected date of confinement, or EDC for short, to describe the due date.) ...

You are actions will not only affect your health but the health of your baby. While, this seems like a severe way to treat a disease, it is necessary. There are things you can do to help you cope with this confinement.

Jane returned to work as a midwife in Perth Royal Infirmary in 1991. Since 1996, she has been working as a community midwife and has been involved with antenatal and postnatal care, parenting classes and several home confinements.

See also: See also: Pregnancy, Pregnant, Due date, During pregnancy, Newborn

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