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- adj. Informed; up to date; current; part of the discussion.
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In the early stages of labor the patient stands, as she urinates, with her hands on her knees; later, she stands up, supported by a woman on each side, or a rope is cast over a joist of the roof and allowed to hang down in a wide loop; she puts her breast in the loop and holds on to the ascending ropes, her feet on the floor, in a half-sitting (squatting) posture, thus obtaining great expulsive force; if tired and worn, she lies down.