Definition of Childbed

1. Noun. Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child. "She was in labor for six hours"

Definition of Childbed

1. n. The state of a woman bringing forth a child, or being in labor; parturition.

Definition of Childbed

1. Noun. The final stage of pregnancy; confinement ¹

2. Noun. The bed in which a baby is born ¹

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Definition of Childbed

1. the state of a woman giving birth [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Childbed

child psychiatry
child psychology
child rape
child reactive disorders
child rearing
child safety seat
child safety seats
child support
child welfare
child welfare agency
child welfare service
childbearing age
childbed (current term)
childbed fever

Literary usage of Childbed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"ERGOT IN childbed. DR. ... made some interesting clinical experiments in order to determine, with something like precision, the value of ergot in childbed. ..."

2. Fecundity, fertility , sterility and allied topics by James Matthews Duncan (1871)
"CHAPTER I. THE MORTALITY OF childbed. THERE are some terms frequently used in this book which require some definition preliminarily. ..."

3. Obstetrics, the science and the art by Charles Delucena Meigs (1867)
"Now the term childbed fever is one of these deceiving words; ... It is, therefore, unfortunate for science that the word childbed fever was ever introduced, ..."

4. The Science and Art of Midwifery by William Thompson Lusk (1896)
"THE INSANITY OF PREGNANCY, childbed, AND LACTATION. WHEN we remember the marked perturbation of the nervous system, in even normal pregnancy, ..."

5. Catalogue Raisonné of the Medical Library of the Pennsylvania Hospital by Emil Fischer, August Frederick Müller (1857)
"Diseases and Accidents of Pregnancy and childbed in General. Churchill, 2911, 0. ... death of women in childbed. By George Kerr. Lond. 1818. ..."

6. The London Medical Recorder (1850)
"He as carefully omits to mention to your readers and his pupils that, owing to the prevalence of the same disease, the mortality in childbed in Edinburgh, ..."

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