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natural childbirth

noun

  1. childbirth involving little or no use of drugs or anesthesia and usually involving a program in which the mother is psychologically and physically prepared for the birth process.


natural childbirth

noun

  1. a method of childbirth characterized by the absence of anaesthetics, in which the expectant mother is given special breathing and relaxing exercises


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Word History and Origins

Origin of natural childbirth1

First recorded in 1930–35

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Example Sentences

Over at The Week, Elissa Strauss wrote that the show was evidence that “the cult of natural childbirth has gone too far.”

There are, of course, vocal advocates for natural childbirth that undoubtedly go to far.

“I opted for a natural childbirth,” one woman said brightly.

It has been proved by statistics that the danger of immediate death is fifteen times as great as in natural childbirth.

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