giving birth

Definitions of giving birth
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n the process of giving birth

Synonyms:
birth, birthing, parturition
Types:
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brooding, incubation
sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
calving
giving birth to a calf
accouchement, childbearing, childbirth, vaginal birth
the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
farrow, farrowing
the production of a litter of pigs
hatch, hatching
the production of young from an egg
egg laying, laying
the production of eggs (especially in birds)
childbed, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail
concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
active birth
childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to be an active participant
alternative birth, alternative birthing
a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
natural childbirth
labor and childbirth without medical intervention; no drugs are given to relieve pain or aid the birth process
premature labor, premature labour
labor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation
Type of:
biological process, organic process
a process occurring in living organisms

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