- the act of producing or bringing forth children.
Origin of childbearing
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Examples from the Web for childbearing
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
October 17, 2014
The women in her family die young from childbearing and harsh living.Book Bag: Gritty Stories From the Real Montana
Carrie La Seur
October 2, 2014
Potential recruits are told their main role in the Islamic revolution will be through matrimony and childbearing, not martyrdom.The Bride of ISIS Revealed
September 3, 2014
The author assumes that pair bonds are not only always heterosexual, but always motivated by childbearing decisions.Junk Science: PMS Will Ruin Your Marriage
August 19, 2014
Some 18 percent of married women have only one child by the end of their childbearing years, double what it was 30 years ago.America’s One-Child Policy
July 17, 2013
There are other cases in which marriage is right and childbearing may be wrong.The Family and it's Members
Anna Garlin Spencer
Directions are given to women in sickness and in childbearing.Oriental Women
Edward Bagby Pollard
Nancy's recollections of plantation days were colored to a somber hue by overwork, childbearing, poor food and long working hours.
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
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
- Pregnancy and parturition.
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