parturition

Definitions of parturition
  1. noun
    the process of giving birth
    synonyms: birth, birthing, giving birth
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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
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    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
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