childbearing

[ chahyld-bair-ing ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛər ɪŋ /

noun

the act of producing or bringing forth children.

adjective

capable of, suitable for, or relating to the bearing of a child or of children: the childbearing years.

Origin of childbearing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at child, bearing
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for childbearing

Medicine definitions for childbearing

childbearing

[ chīldbâr′ĭng ]

n.

Pregnancy and parturition.
Related formschildbear′ing adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.