- the confinement of childbirth; lying-in.
Origin of accouchement
Related Words for accouchementdelivery, labor, childbearing, lying-in, birthing, childbirth, parturition, childbed
Examples from the Web for accouchement
Historical Examples of accouchement
A French doctor was suspended, for an error in the accouchement of a lady.A Five Years' Residence in Buenos Ayres
George Thomas Love
According to Dalyell, an accouchement is here a fit of indigestion.The Ocean World:
They are particularly ill-treated at the period of their accouchement.From Paris to Pekin over Siberian Snows
A nourishing and restorative mixture during convalescence, much used among certain classes after accouchement.
This occurred twice; but, after one disappointment, the accouchement was expected with all the ardour of English anticipation.
- childbirth or the period of confinement
Word Origin for accouchement
1803, from French accouchement, noun of action from accoucher (see accoucheur).