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birth pangs


plural noun

pains associated with the process of childbirth.
Informal. the hardships and difficulties accompanying a major innovation, change, or new venture.

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RELATED WORDS

delivery, travail, birth, childbearing, parturition, throes, pains

Nearby words

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Origin of birth pangs

First recorded in 1885–90
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Medicine definitions for birth pang

birth pang


n.

One of the repetitive pains occurring in childbirth.
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