noun[mass noun] archaic
The action of giving birth to a baby.
- Ayurveda has very beautifully described the accouchement ward where the mother of the child is to be kept after delivery.
- People in Anatolia resort to a number of practices, to protect against the mother or baby-snatcher, who is believed to live in stables, haylofts, mills, deserted ruins, wells, water sources and places where women in accouchement and newborn babies are left alone.
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