regional anesthesia. An anesthetic that numbs a segment of the body. relaxin. A hormone produced by the placenta that softens connective tissues, which allows your pelvis to open wider during childbirth. respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Difficulty in breathing, caused by lack of surfactant in premature babies. retained placenta. Failure of the placenta to be delivered within 30 minutes after birth; can cause excessive bleeding. Rh immunoglobulin (RhIg). A drug used in Rh-negative women to prevent their immune system from recognizing Rh-positive blood, thus protecting future pregnancies. Rhesus factor. A red blood cell protein very similar to the proteins that determine blood types A, B and O. It is generally considered to be present or absent in individuals; thus you are Rh positive or negative.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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