lightening

[n] - descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy
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lightening

This occurs when a fetus positions itself lower in the pelvic cavity during the last few weeks of pregnancy.
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Lightening

Lightening: Not to be confused with a discharge of atmospheric electricity, lightening refers to the sensation that a pregnant woman feels when the baby drops. This is the time when the presenting (lowermost) part of the fetus descends into the maternal pelvis. Lightening classically occurs 2 to 3 weeks before labor begins. However, it may not occu
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lightening

Sensation of decreased abdominal distention during the later weeks of pregnancy following the descent of the foetal head into the pelvic inlet. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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lightening

noun descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped
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lightening

(līt´әn-ing) the sensation of decreased abdominal distention caused by descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity, 2 or 3 weeks before labor begins.
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Lightening

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lighten
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Lightening

A sensation that is experienced by many pregnant women, normally towards the last month of the pregnancy as the fetus settles in the pelvis to prepare for birth. Breathing becomes easier as the pressure on the diaphragm lessens, although the need to urinate will increase due to the increase of pressure on the bladder. The abdomen will usually feel.
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lightening

Type: Term Pronunciation: līt′en-ing Definitions: 1. Sensation of decreased abdominal distention during the later weeks of pregnancy following the descent of the fetal head into the pelvic inlet.
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Lightening

Also known as dropping
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