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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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(18) Prolonged labor in women given oxytocin to accelerate labor may result from the women's inability to move, which is not a desirable outcome.
There is a connection between fear and tension and prolonged labor. Uterine hypoxia could be the result of prolonged labor directly connected to fear.
Obstetric fistula occurs when prolonged labor causes the baby's head to press against the tissue surrounding the mother's vaginal wall.
Doctors say that the chronic use of aspirin is associated with increased hemorrhage risk both before and after childbirth, extended pregnancy, prolonged labor, and pulmonary hypertension.
(1) Moreover, among previously nulliparous women, planned home birth is associated with elevated risks for prolonged labor and postpartum bleeding.
The union is expected to reach a formal agreement with the management Friday, putting an end to prolonged labor talks over the controversial restructuring plan.
According to the Ewings' experts, given the condition of the fetus and the patient's prolonged labor, coupled with indications that the baby might be macrosomatic, Dr.
MIAMI BEACH -- Hiking up the amount of maternal hydration during labor cut the incidence of prolonged labor by half in a randomized trial of 195 laboring women, Dr.
23 due to a prolonged labor dispute and fallout from the Asian financial crisis, ran 160 daily flights to 39 locations on the sprawling Philippine archipelago.
The judge also upheld the district court ruling that a company cannot exercise such right when it does not take any measures to cope with a prolonged labor shortage.
Condition/Purpose Procedure Premature labor Bedrest, drugs, NICU Post dates Prostaglandin, pitocin PROM Induce/augment labor Check progress Vaginal exams Monitor FHR EFM, internal, external Check mec/long labor Amniotomy Dehydration, adm med IV fluids Pain, maternal distress Anesthesia/analgesia Prolonged labor Augmentation VBAC, Maternal med ?Cesarean PI abr/previa, shock Cesarean Cord prolapse Cesarean Fetal distress Cesarean Malpres Cesarean True CPD Cesarean Prevent tears, speed Episiotomy Condition/Purpose Alternatives Premature labor Post dates Lovemaking, acupr, herbs PROM Avoid exams, wait, chk temp Check progress Wait, observe, ask her Monitor FHR Fetoscope, doptone Check mec/long labor Wait, position, nipple stim.
There's an increase in prenatal and perinatal stressors (low birth weight, prolonged labor, birth-related anoxia, blood incompatabilies, and older mothers) which may have long-term consequences affecting longevity.

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