childbed

[ chahyld-bed ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛd /

noun

the circumstance or situation of a woman giving birth to a child; parturition: to lie in childbed.

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Origin of childbed

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at child, bed
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British Dictionary definitions for childbed

childbed
/ (ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛd) /

noun

  1. (often preceded by in) the condition of giving birth to a child
  2. (as modifier)childbed fever
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