live birth


: a birth of a living child or animal

Examples of live birth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a paper published in 2000, Bick’s method led to a live birth for all but two of his 149 patients. Sadia Rafiquddin, STAT, 31 Aug. 2023 Among our fellow mammals, which are less freewheeling because of the twin constraints of lactation and live birth, there are varied connections between gametes and body fat, body size, muscles, metabolism, brain function and much more. Agustín Fuentes, Scientific American, 1 May 2023 The chance that a single frozen egg leads to a live birth is about 6%. Vineet Arora, STAT, 18 Aug. 2023 Maryland in 1985 was the first state to pass an IVF insurance law, which has been amended several times to now cover three IVF cycles per live birth — unlike D.C., which is proposing three in a lifetime — and a cap of $100,00o in spending, which Campbell said doesn’t account for inflation. Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post, 27 June 2023 Among 497 participants who reported pregnancies, 368 had at least one pregnancy and 317 had at least one live birth. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 3 May 2023 In general this means 25 frozen eggs will yield one live birth, according to an NYU study published last year. Nikki Battiste, CBS News, 21 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Live birth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

live birth

: birth in such a state that processes of life are manifested after the emergence of the whole body : birth of a live fetus compare stillbirth
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