childbirth


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child·birth

 (chīld′bûrth′)
n.
The human act or process of giving birth; parturition.

childbirth

(ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the act of giving birth to a child.

child•birth

(ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜrθ)

n.
an act or instance of bringing forth a child; parturition.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.childbirth - the parturition process in human beingschildbirth - the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
obstetrical delivery, delivery - the act of delivering 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"
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth

childbirth

noun child-bearing, labour, delivery, lying-in, confinement, parturition My grandmother died in childbirth.
Related words
adjectives natal, parturient, obstetric
Quotations
"In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children" Bible: Genesis
"Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them" [Margaret Mitchell Gone with the Wind]

childbirth

noun
The act or process of bringing forth young:
Translations
وِلادَه، نَفاس
porod
i barselsseng
barnsburîur

childbirth

[ˈtʃaɪldbɜːθ] Nparto m, alumbramiento m (frm)
to die in childbirthmorir de parto

childbirth

[ˈtʃaɪldbɜːrθ] naccouchement mchild bride ntrès jeune mariée fchildcare child care [ˈtʃaɪldkɛər] n
(by minder)garde f des enfants
(in nurseries)aide f à l'enfance
(by parents)éducation f des enfantschild cruelty ncruauté f envers les enfantschild development ndéveloppement m de l'enfantchild genius n (= prodigy) → enfant mf prodige

childbirth

[ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ] nparto
to die in childbirth → morire di parto

child

(tʃaild) plural children (ˈtʃildrən) noun
1. a young human being of either sex.
2. a son or daughter. Her youngest child is five years old.
ˈchildhood noun
the state or time of being a child. Her childhood was a time of happiness.
ˈchildish adjective
like a child; silly. a childish remark.
ˈchildishly adverb
ˈchildishness noun
ˈchildless adjective
having no children. the childless couple.
ˈchildlike adjective
innocent; like a child. childlike faith; trustful and childlike.
ˈchildbirth noun
the act of giving birth to a child. She died in childbirth.
child's play
something very easy. Climbing that hill will be child's play.

child·birth

n. parto, nacimiento, alumbramiento.

childbirth

n parto
References in classic literature ?
We did not carry on our loves with such secrecy but that they came to the knowledge of my lady, and she, not to have any fuss about it, had us married with the full sanction of the holy mother Roman Catholic Church, of which marriage a daughter was born to put an end to my good fortune, if I had any; not that I died in childbirth, for I passed through it safely and in due season, but because shortly afterwards my husband died of a certain shock he received, and had I time to tell you of it I know your worship would be surprised;" and here she began to weep bitterly and said, "Pardon me, Senor Don Quixote, if I am unable to control myself, for every time I think of my unfortunate husband my eyes fill up with tears.
As the sharp pangs which the Eilithuiae, goddesses of childbirth, daughters of Juno and dispensers of cruel pain, send upon a woman when she is in labour--even so sharp were the pangs of the son of Atreus.
There's a writer I know over here who told me that his wife died in childbirth.
A pale-looking woman was dressing the child, probably the mother; she looked as though she had not as yet got over the trouble of childbirth, she seemed so weak and was so carelessly dressed.
Could I face the glorious perils of childbirth with that possibility present to my mind?
And Korney said to me: 'In childbirth you'll die, ma'am, you'll die.
The journey towards safer childbirth is described graphically.
The patient-centered clinical method is adapted to pregnancy and childbirth, which are seen as normal human experiences that are fundamental and central in women's lives.
Much current childbirth discussion in developed countries focuses on 'choice', knowledge and information for women.
We must create a seamless continuum of care that helps to improve the health of women from pregnancy though childbirth and builds the foundation for a healthy society" The secretary-general called on developed nations to increase their financial commitment to maternal and child health and for developing nations to make this area a real priority.
Childbirth is one of the most profound events a woman and couple will experience.
A study of women's experiences of childbirth and of attending midwives during childbirth was undertaken in a tertiary hospital, in the Capricorn district of Limpopo Province.