the act of producing or bringing forth children.
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How to use childbearing in a sentence
This was first reported was in 2001, when fertility doctor Kutluk Oktay, then at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, reported freezing strips of ovarian tissue taken from women who needed or wanted to delay childbearing.What 20th century science fiction got right and wrong about the future of babies | Robin Marantz Henig | July 15, 2021 | Science News
Women with higher educational levels, especially unmarried women, tend to put off childbearing until their early 30s.
Female athletes often face a difficult decision around motherhood, as our prime athletic years generally also fall within our prime childbearing years.
The notion of a ticking biological clock entered my head, and I became aware that my childbearing years were starting to dwindle.
Add to that the fact that women’s childbearing years are limited and some may feel under pressure to get pregnant.Pregnant women agonize over whether to get coronavirus vaccine | Frances Stead Sellers | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
As Claire Cain Miller of The New York Times points out, “workplaces could be seen as paying women to put off childbearing.”Don’t Be Fooled by Apple and Facebook, Egg Freezing Is Not a Benefit | Samantha Allen | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The women in her family die young from childbearing and harsh living.
Potential recruits are told their main role in the Islamic revolution will be through matrimony and childbearing, not martyrdom.
The author assumes that pair bonds are not only always heterosexual, but always motivated by childbearing decisions.
Some 18 percent of married women have only one child by the end of their childbearing years, double what it was 30 years ago.
At the end of the childbearing period menstruation gradually ceases.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
The world is turning round and over and back to that one previous historical era when the aversion to childbearing was widespread.The Women of Tomorrow | William Hard
After twenty-five years bearing, and forbearing, and childbearing, you will smile at your gentle-shepherding of to-day.I, Thou, and the Other One | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
It is most important that the childbearing wife and mother have a long period of rest between births.Sex | Henry Stanton
She made her will in the avowed expectation that she was about to undergo the perils of childbearing.The Reign of Mary Tudor | W. Llewelyn Williams.
British Dictionary definitions for child-bearing
the act or process of carrying and giving birth to a child
(as modifier): of child-bearing age
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