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A confinement during childbirth; a lying-in.
[French, from accoucher, to assist in childbirth, from Old French : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + coucher, to lay down; see couch.]
accouchement(akuʃmɑ̃; English əˈkuːʃmənt)
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) childbirth or the period of confinement
[C19: from accoucher to put to bed, to give birth. See couch]
ac•couche•ment(əˈkuʃ mənt, ˌæk uʃˈmɑ̃)
the confinement of childbirth; lying-in.
[1800–10; < French, derivative, with -ment -ment, of accoucher to give birth, assist in giving birth]
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|Noun||1.||accouchement - the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child|
active birth - childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to be an active participant
alternative birth, alternative birthing - a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
natural childbirth - labor and childbirth without medical intervention; no drugs are given to relieve pain or aid the birth process; "natural childbirth is considered the safest for the baby"