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birth·ing

 (bûr′thĭng)
adj.
Having to do with or used during birth: a birthing counselor.
n.
The act of giving birth.
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birthing

(ˈbɜːθɪŋ)
adj
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) used in the process of giving birth: birthing pools.
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birth•ing

(ˈbɜr θɪŋ)

n.
an act or instance of giving birth.
[1925–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.birthing - the process of giving birthbirthing - the process of giving birth    
brooding, incubation - sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
calving - giving birth to a calf
accouchement, childbearing, childbirth - the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
farrow, farrowing - the production of a litter of pigs
hatch, hatching - the production of young from an egg
egg laying, laying - the production of eggs (especially in birds)
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
reproduction - the process of generating offspring
childbed, confinement, lying-in, parturiency, travail, labour, labor - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
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birthing

noun
The act or process of bringing forth young:
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Translations

birthing

[ˈbɜːθɪŋ] ADJ [pool, centre etc] → de partos, para el parto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

birthing

[ˈbɜːrθɪŋ] adj [pool, stool, process, centre] → d'accouchement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

birthing

in cpdsGeburts-;
birthing centre, (US) birthing center
nGeburtshaus nt
birthing pool
nEntbindungsbadewanne f
birthing room
birthing stool
nGebärstuhl m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

birthing

n parto asistido por un médico o partera con intervención mínima y en un ambiente natural y hogareño
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References in periodicals archive ?
2, Du Quoin resident Jen Emery gave birth to a daughter, Beatrice Anastasia, in a birthing pool in the familys Park Street living room.
Birthing choice is an area of personal focus for me; I'm a strong advocate for a woman's right to birth her child where, with whom, and how she chooses.
I also needed that circle of support to realize that my body was not a failure, that I was not broken, and that I had done an amazing job of birthing without pain medication through the intensity of two days, Pitocin, and a grand finale where my body suddenly went from 5-10 cm in under an hour.
The move away from pain-reliving drugs and intervention is buoyed by the opening of the Royal Victoria Infirmary's (RVI) Birthing Centre.
They are going to court to argue for the right to have a vaginal birth after a C-section, fighting to bring their babies home, and writing letters to hospital administrations to challenge policies that disempower birthing women.
"Since the target was set, the number of women using birthing centres has also increased and now about a third of healthy women with normal pregnancies give birth outside a consultant-led unit."