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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: birth - the process of giving birthgiving birth - 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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"Giving birth is troublesome,"--say others--"why still give birth?
As Andi Eigenmann approaches week 39 of her second pregnancy, she admitted that her condition is not ideal for giving birth via vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC).
Bookies Ladbrokes dropped the odds of Markle giving birth this weekend to 3/1.
They are a couple who the average Dave and Susan can somewhat relate to, and Meghan giving birth at the Croydon hospital will only increase this reputation.
Once it sets in, there is no possibility (of giving birth).
The overall analysis has identified a significant association between ever giving birth and the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Ayten Amer surprised her followers with news about giving birth to her second child.
To tackle the problem the WHO currently suggests an injection of oxytocin be offered to all women giving birth vaginally.
It is possible to fulfill the role of a mother, or father, without physically giving birth. Some of Jesus' final words involved the beginning of a "motherly" relationship between two who were not genetically linked.
Social media users were shocked by photos circulating of a young woman lying on the Red Sea beach while giving birth to her baby with the help of a specialist doctor and her husband.
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital said that over the past 28 years, the average age of women giving birth for the first time has risen from 28 to 32.6, while the percentage of women over the age of 35 giving birth increased from 11 percent to 40 percent.
SIALKOT -- The Satrah police registered a case against a man and his parents for torturing his wife for, what she says, giving birth to a second daughter in village Dhandal-Satrah, Daska, on Tuesday.