Definition of natural childbirth in English:

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natural childbirth

Pronunciation: /ˈnaCH(ə)rəl ˈCHīl(d)ˌbərTH/


Childbirth with minimal medical or technological intervention, usually involving special breathing and relaxation techniques.
Example sentences
  • Family physicians and obstetricians need to be aware of this useful method of natural childbirth.
  • Most classes include information about natural childbirth.
  • Many women still preferred natural childbirth despite the inherent uncertainties of labour.

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Syllabification: nat·u·ral child·birth

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