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CANAL. A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confining it.
     2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates, 430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46; 20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend. 166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5 Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Most of the time, the feet will push through the sac as the calf moves through the birth canal. If they don't, there's no need to panic yet.
Forceful pulling before the birth canal is ready may rupture the cervix or tear the vagina and vulva.
In all the three cases, there is inadequate space for traction of calf as such through the birth canal and there is feto-maternal disproportion.
"They first told me he developed the condition because he was in the birth canal for too long, but we are unsure how it came about."
Intermittent doses are administered early in the laboring process to hopefully ensure that the patient gets pain relief before having to push the fetus out of the birth canal. Opioid analgesics contain the ability to reduce pain by either inducing sedation or by creating an analgesic; however, it is not certain which effect will actually take place (London, Ladewig, Davidson, Ball, Binder, & Cowen, 2014).
Roshan Ara Kazi said that one of the most serious injuries of childbirth, obstetric fistula, is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged, obstructed labour due to lack of timely and adequate medical care.
You might have forgotten about it since none of us are quite as excited this time aroundthe curse of the second child persists no matter how many bizarre gold statues he or she is likely to receive as a christening gift from the Sultanate of Brunei, it seemsbut that doesn't mean it's not slowly positioning itself at the inside end of the Duchess of Cambridge's dainty and immaculately groomed birth canal as I write.
The research may offer a valuable clue to what may lead to the development of autism in human infants-particularly pre-term infants and caesarean birth babies, and those that spend a very short time in the birth canal.
In addition, children born by caesarean section face a higher risk of allergies and asthma, because passage through the birth canal inoculates infants with bacteria that normally populate skin, the upper respiratory tract, guts and other organs.
Fistula develops during prolonged or obstructed labour when the baby's head puts pressure on the lining of the birth canal and eventually rips through the wall of the rectum and bladder.
But the baby got wedged in the birth canal. After a difficult, complicated labor, Cyr delivered her nine-pound baby girl around three in the morning.
Somehow, he said, his unconscious made the leap from a YouTube video he had just seen on extracting a lost cork from a wine bottle to the realization that the same parlor trick could save a baby stuck in the birth canal.