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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The training not only includes the anatomy and physiology of normal and complicated labors and births, but also the psychological and emotional considerations of working in such an intimate situation.
pelvic exam; sterile technique; placental exam Sunday's sessions (9:00 am - 6:00 pm): * Understanding labor and birth * Assisting with normal labors and births * Supportive techniques * Assessment techniques * Complicated labors and births * Explanation of common complications * Your role in these situations * Postpartum: your role in assisting in this critical