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bearing-down pain

bearing-down pain in Medicine

bearing-down pain n.
A uterine contraction accompanied by straining and tenesmus, usually appearing in the second stage of labor.

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  • When the pains grow heavier we use less oxygen and permit three or four deep inhalations just before a bearing-down pain.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler

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