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ac·couche·ment

 (ä′ko͞osh-mäN′)
n.
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.]
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accouchement

(akuʃmɑ̃; English əˈkuːʃmənt)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) childbirth or the period of confinement
[C19: from accoucher to put to bed, to give birth. See couch]
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ac•couche•ment

(əˈkuʃ mənt, ˌæk uʃˈmɑ̃)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accouchement - the parturition process in human beingsaccouchement - 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
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accouchement

noun
The act or process of bringing forth young:
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Translations

accouchement

[əˈkuːʃmɑ̃ːŋ] N (frm) → parto m
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References in classic literature ?
Never would Edna Pontellier forget the shock with which she heard Madame Ratignolle relating to old Monsieur Farival the harrowing story of one of her accouchements, withholding no intimate detail.
Dans ce meme cadre, la proportion des femmes ayant beneficie des consultations prenatales qualifiees, a evolue de 11 points entre 2011 et 2018 pour atteindre 88,4%, tandis que la proportion des accouchements assistes par un personnel qualifie est passee de 74% en 2011 a 86,6% en 2018.
De nombreux specialistes ayant pris part samedi 4 mai a un colloque national sur la "Stress et la sante" a Blida, se sont accordes sur le fait que le stress est a l'origine d'un nombre considerable d'accouchements prematures.
L'objectif etait d'augmenter la proportion des accouchements et des cesariennes dans les etablissements de sante en ameliorant l'accessibilite financiere des menages.
Sachant que les femmes meurent d'accouchements compliques pour lesquels les accoucheuses traditionnelles sont mal preparees a gerer, mais en acceptant qu'il serait difficile de faire completement disparaitre les accoucheuses traditionnelles dans le court terme, nous recommandons un changement de politique qui engage les accoucheuses traditionnelles a s'occuper des composants intermediaires de soins de sante maternel.
? Plus de 946 consultations effectuees, dont 169 prenatales, et 13 accouchements realises depuis le debut de l'annee grace a l'activite des cliniques mobiles a Kaga Bandoro, dans le centre du pays.
Mais plusieurs etudes denoncant un lien entre l'aspartame et l'augmentation des cancers et des accouchements prematures sont venues semer le trouble.
En l'espace de deux ans, l'equipe medicale pluridisciplinaire qui a supervise cet hopital a offert 100.000 prestations medicales, effectue 1.000 operations chirurgicales et supervise 968 accouchements, un bilan qui force l'admiration eu egard aux multiples contraintes en particulier d'ordre securitaire.