Bearing-down pain

bearing-down pain

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

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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