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.
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Origin of natural childbirth
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for natural childbirth
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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Medical definitions for natural childbirth
A method of childbirth in which medical intervention is minimized and the mother often practices relaxation and breathing techniques to control pain and ease delivery.
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