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child·bear·ing

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

child′bear′ing adj.

child•bear•ing

(ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛər ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of producing or bringing forth children.
adj.
2. capable of, suitable for, or relating to the bearing of a child or of children: the childbearing years.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.childbearing - the parturition process in human beingschildbearing - 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
Adj.1.childbearing - relating to or suitable for childbirth; "of childbearing age"

childbearing

noun
The act or process of bringing forth young:
Translations

childbearing

[ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛərɪŋ]
A. N (= act) → parto m; (as statistic) → natalidad f
B. ADJ childbearing womenlas mujeres fecundas, las mujeres que producen hijos
women of childbearing agelas mujeres en edad de tener hijos

childbearing

[ˈtʃaɪldbɛərɪŋ]
adj
of childbearing age → en âge d'avoir des enfantschild benefit n (British)allocations fpl familiales

child·bear·ing

n. gestación, embarazo.

childbearing

adj fértil, reproductivo; — age edad fértil; — years años reproductivos; n maternidad f
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