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maternity ward

maternity ward in Medicine

maternity ward n.
The department of a hospital that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth as well as for newborn infants.

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  • Frank Corson got the call as he was leaving the maternity ward.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • One or two patients are in the maternity ward awaiting an interesting event before the Equator can be reached.

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    Georges Clemenceau
  • I dashed upstairs to the maternity ward, where Sara had finally consented to be moved, and slipped into her room.

    Unbegotten Child Winston Marks
  • It is unquestionably the lochial discharge which makes it such a difficult task to keep a maternity ward in a healthful condition.

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