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- n. Plural form of parturient.
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Labor pain: A comparison of parturients in a Dutch and an American teaching hospital.
If they had the time, and I doubt MOST pediatricians do, as they think they do not even need to attend a Caesarean Section anymore, they would find that most parturients, let's get real and say, 50 \% of them, are so grossly overweight as to make a rhinocerus blush.
Back pain is also a part of labor, and most parturients have back pain with or without an epidural injection: Clinical research does not show any increased risk of back pain relating to epidural analgesia during labor.
In addition, clitoral engorgement usually associated with sexual arousal has been described in labor in a number of parturients, beginning at 8-9cm cervical dilation (clitoral engorgement has also been described on occasion during stressful situations, without sexual stimulation) (Rossi, 1973).