Definition of 'childbirth'
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This may mean delayed marriages and childbirth. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Will fertile women delaying childbirth lead to increased problems in getting pregnant for their daughters? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Online parenting forums sent me further down the natural childbirth rabbit hole. The Sun (2016)Childbirth might be natural, but it is also naturally dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)On Sunday we had our annual picnic with the friends we made at childbirth classes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So much for natural childbirth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I am all for choice and if women want to have a natural childbirth then that should be their right. The Sun (2012)What these scholars did not know or forgot is that in natural childbirth the woman's role is active rather than passive. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)They all yearn to ride the love train in a blur of unthinking ecstasy through the portals of engagement, marriage and childbirth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A fifth were born to mums over 35 in another sign that women are delaying childbirth. The Sun (2014) Natural childbirth, just one stitch, and a shower straight after. Times, Sunday Times (2012)With this emotional legacy she then endured on 19 June a childbirth so difficult she was brought close to death. ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)Yet the pregnant women who are reading the natural childbirth books are, by definition, those who are embarking on their first labour. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I don't mind Natural childbirth or epidural? Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: childbirth NOUN
Childbirth is the act of giving birth to a child.
She died in childbirth.
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