Definition of Childbirth

1. Noun. The parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child.

Definition of Childbirth

1. n. The act of bringing forth a child; travail; labor.

Definition of Childbirth

1. Noun. The fact or action of giving birth to a child, as the culmination of pregnancy. ¹

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Definition of Childbirth

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Medical Definition of Childbirth

1. The process of labour and delivery in the birth of a child. See: birth, accouchement. Synonym: parturition. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Childbirth

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 fever
childbirth (current term)

Literary usage of Childbirth

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1. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"The childbirth-pollution hut (pi's a's) is spelled by Rivers ... DED 3519 for the etymologically related words for 'childbirth-pollution' (*purut-; Ta. Ka. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1849)
"... means of controlling the pains of childbirth, the questions involved, though important, are still so very simple, that we can conceive of no difficulty ..."

3. A Treatise on the science and practice of midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1893)
"Hence it follows that labor, even under the most favorable conditions, is attended with considerable risk The Mortality of childbirth. ..."

4. The Alliance of Divine Offices by Hamon L'Estrange (1846)
"(A) The grounds of thanksgiving after childbirth; why rather for this than CHAP, other deliverances. (B) Our Church doth not judaize. ..."

5. Perfect Womanhood for Maidens--wives--mothers: A Book Giving Full by Mary Ries Melendy (1903)
"It was prophesied fifty years ago, by eminent physicians, that the time was coming when painless childbirth would become an established fact. ..."

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