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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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During prolonged, obstructed labor, her fetus is too large to pass through the birth canal, and pushes against the tissues of her vagina, bladder and rectum for days, which leads to a fistula.
Infections, hypertensive disorders, complications of abortion, obstructed labor or HIV/AIDS are other causes.
Obstructed labor accounts for 8% of deaths, or 42,000 women, worldwide.
Festo Juma, Juba Teaching Hospital's chief administrator and only obstetrician, looked exhausted as he described some of the emergency caesarean cases he has faced, including women brought in on trucks after traveling hundreds of kilometers over bad roads in agonizing obstructed labor and already having lost a lot of blood.
Obstructed labor is the result of a girl's pelvis being too small to deliver a fetus.
As Tatlock tells us, Siegemund became "the next best thing to an expert in obstructed labor and had perfected the techniques of cephalic and podalic version" (3).
Obstetric fistula develops when the blood supply to the tissues of the vagina and the bladder (and/or rectum) is cut off during prolonged obstructed labor.
According to WHO, the most common direct causes of these deaths are severe bleeding (25 percent), infection (15 percent), ravages of an unsafe abortion (13 percent), eclampsia (12 percent), and obstructed labor (8 percent).
But a young girl whose pelvis is not fully developed may suffer prolonged or obstructed labor during childbirth that can kill or seriously harm both baby and mother.
Every year, Thomas, an OB, takes her vacation time and uses her own money to travel to Third World countries to treat pregnant women with vaginal fistula, a condition caused by prolonged obstructed labor without any medical assistance.