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childbirth Syllabification: child·birth
Pronunciation: /ˈCHīl(d)bərTH/

Definition of childbirth in English:


The action of giving birth to a child: she died in childbirth
More example sentences
  • His mother lost twins during childbirth and another baby was stillborn.
  • Massage during childbirth can shorten the length of labour and be effective as a form of pain relief.
  • Some women strongly fear childbirth, sometimes because of how pregnancy and birth are managed.
labor, delivery, giving birth, birthing, child-bearing
formal parturition
dated confinement
literary travail
archaic lying-in, accouchement, childbed
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