childbirth

[ chahyld-burth ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜrθ /

noun

an act or instance of bringing forth a child; parturition: a difficult childbirth.

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Origin of childbirth

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at child, birth
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British Dictionary definitions for childbirth

childbirth
/ (ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ) /

noun

the act of giving birth to a childRelated adjective: obstetric
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Medical definitions for childbirth

childbirth
[ chīldbûrth′ ]

n.

Parturition.
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