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lying-in

Definitions of lying-in
  1. noun
    concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    synonyms: childbed, confinement, labor, labour, parturiency, travail
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    types:
    premature labor, premature labour
    labor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation
    type of:
    birth, birthing, giving birth, parturition
    the process of giving birth
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