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labor

verb apply oneself, attend to business, be diliient, be employed, be industrious, contendere, devote oneself to, do a job, do work, drudge, endeavor, engage in, exercise, exert energy, exert oneself, follow one's vocation, laborare, plod, plug away, ply, ply one's trade, strain, strive, struggle, toil, travail, work, work hard

labor

(Exertion), noun discipline, effort, endeavor, energy, enterprise, industry, mental toil, pains, strain, strife

labor

(Work), noun advocation, assignment, calling, craft, duty, employ, employment, job, line of business, line of work, occupation, profession, pursuit, responsibility, task, toil, trade, undertaking, vocation
Associated concepts: boycotts, closed shop, collective barraining, labor arbitration, labor dispute, labor organization, labor relations, labor union, lockout, open shop, scope of employment, skilled labor, terms and conditions of employment, union labor, union shop, wildcat strike, workken's compensation
See also: activity, effort, employment, endeavor, industry, job, persevere, struggle, work

LABOR. Continued operation; work.
     2. The labor and skill of one man is frequently used in a partnership, and valued as equal to the capital of another.
     3. When business has been done for another, and suit is brought to recover a just reward, there is generally contained in the declaration, a count for work and labor.
     4. Where penitentiaries exist, persons who have committed crimes are condemned to be imprisoned therein at labor.

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According to Anderson, the induced labor rate is a point of pride for EvergreenHealth and an earned milestone.
If you and your physician elect to try natural or induced labor, your baby's condition will be closely monitored.
Early-term nonindicated cesareans and early-term induced labor both lengthened the infant's hospital stay.
The results showed that in induced women, induction of labor did not convey an increased risk of cesarean section when comparing outcomes in gestational weeks 39, 40 or 41 with those women who waited longer for a spontaneous or later induced labor.
In the past thirteen years, the proportion of births resulting from an induced labor has doubled: one baby in five is now born after the birth process has been started by a drug.
Rosado, who was nine months pregnant, gave birth to a baby boy after induced labor.
Efforts to reduce the high cesarean delivery rate in the United States should target the prevention of unnecessary primary cesarean deliveries, including decreasing the rate of cesarean deliveries associated with a high rate of labor induction; avoiding cesarean section for dystocia before active phase of labor is established in nulliparous women, induced labor, and VBAC attempts; establishing a clinically accepted indication for performing cesarean delivery; and increasing access to patient education on trial of labor in women with a previous uterine scar and improving the success rate, according to the recommendations in the report.
March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Early cesarean sections and medically induced labor may be contributing to the growing number of babies who are born late pre-term, between 34 and 36 weeks gestation, the March of Dimes warned in response to the National Institutes of Health conference today.
Doctors induced labor, and she delivered the fetus the following morning.
They excluded patients lacking precise records of normal menstrual cycles, as well as pregnancies complicated by illness, induced labor or cesarean section.
Noting that women who have induced labor spend more time in the hospital and incur greater costs for care than do those with spontaneous labor, Dr.