birthing


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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.

birthing

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

birth•ing

(ˈbɜr θɪŋ)

n.
an act or instance of giving birth.
[1925–30]
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, vaginal birth - 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"

birthing

noun
The act or process of bringing forth young:
Translations

birthing

[ˈbɜːθɪŋ] ADJ [pool, centre etc] → de partos, para el parto

birthing

[ˈbɜːrθɪŋ] adj [pool, stool, process, centre] → d'accouchement

birthing

in cpdsGeburts-;
birthing centre, (US) birthing center
nGeburtshaus nt
birthing pool
nEntbindungsbadewanne f
birthing room
birthing stool
nGebärstuhl m

birthing

n parto asistido por un médico o partera con intervención mínima y en un ambiente natural y hogareño
References in periodicals archive ?
ACOG has consistently supported birth in a hospital; in a birthing center within a hospital complex that meets the standards of the American Academy of Pediatrics and ACOG; or in a free-standing birthing center that meets standards of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the Joint Commission, or the American Association of Birth Centers.
Charlotte Church gave birth to her first child - Ruby Megan - in September at the home she shares with boyfriend Gavin Henson, in St Brides Major, after having a birthing pool installed.
Where once doctors dismissed the usefulness of Lamaze and Bradley, most now encourage pregnant women to take birthing classes.