Childbirth, also known as labour and delivery, is the ending of pregnancy where one or more babies leaves the uterus by passing through the vagina or by Caesarean section. In 2015, there were about 135 million births globally.
|Other names||Labour and delivery, labor and delivery, partus, giving birth, parturition, birth, confinement|
|Newborn baby and mother|
|Complications||Obstructed labour, postpartum bleeding, eclampsia, postpartum infection, birth asphyxia, neonatal hypothermia|
|Types||Vaginal delivery, C-section|
|Prevention||Birth control, abortion|
|Frequency||135 million (2015)|
|Deaths||500,000 maternal deaths a year|
Birth rate is important in determining the population growth rate.
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