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active birth Line breaks: ac¦tive birth

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of active birth in English:


[mass noun]
Childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to move around freely and assume any position which feels comfortable.
Example sentences
  • She is trained with the British wheel of yoga and has worked with the active birth movement.
  • I didn't like the thought of going away and leaving the children when I went into hospital and I also wanted to have an active birth.
  • It has also been proven that an active birth is a safer one than where the woman is confined to a bed.
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