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rooming-in

[roo-ming-in, roo m-ing-] /ˈru mɪŋˈɪn, ˈrʊm ɪŋ-/
noun
1.
an arrangement in some hospitals that enables postpartum mothers to keep their babies with them in their rooms rather than in a separate nursery.
Origin of rooming-in
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45
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