Definition of birthing in English:



mass noun
  • The action or process of giving birth.

    ‘a midwife allows mothers to feel more comfortable and calm during birthing’
    as modifier ‘a birthing chair’
    • ‘Before, nurses had come and gone, but no one had mentioned trying alternate birthing positions.’
    • ‘Enquire about the little things you and your birthing partner can do to make the birth as comfortable and familiar as possible.’
    • ‘While the production isn't quite as slick as Birth Day's, the result is the same: a lasting impression of the beauty of birthing naturally.’
    • ‘My mother kept trying for another child, a girl, but apparently, her womb was damaged during my birthing.’
    • ‘The UK is progressive in the area of birthing (believe it or not) compared to Australia, but at this rate it is slipping fast.’
    • ‘While childbirth was acknowledged as potentially dangerous to both mother and child, birthing was viewed as a natural process, and midwives intervened as little as possible.’
    • ‘My grandmother felt that birthing in water would be very relaxing.’
    • ‘This birthing was difficult, and getting increasingly dangerous.’
    • ‘The couple said they were appalled at the health trust's proposals to transfer birthing and in-patient post-natal care from Devizes to Trowbridge.’
    • ‘The experience of birthing in water had a lot of benefits, many of which I realized only after the birth.’
    • ‘Crisis comes when a new camel colt is born and its mother rejects it after a long and painful birthing.’
    • ‘Natural birthing is standard because it is the best for the baby.’
    • ‘I'd read different books on natural birthing and was willing to take the chance.’
    • ‘Birthing in the Pacific meets a gap in the literature on pregnancy and birthing by offering a set of high quality essays on a hitherto neglected region.’
    • ‘Mums-to-be in Swindon are meant to be given the different birthing options when they meet with their community midwives.’
    • ‘Of course, the pain associated with birthing was considered entirely natural, while the protraction of pain and suffering associated with foot-binding was altogether an intentional act of the human will.’
    • ‘As you learn to recognize and release tight muscles, you will feel better prepared for the demands of active birthing.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the doctors' fear of lawsuits has had a chilling effect on alternative birthing as well.’
    • ‘Both Devizes and Malmesbury maternity units currently provide 24 hour ante and post natal care and birthing facilities.’
    • ‘The birthing had been easy; the child had been taken for examination to make sure all was alright.’
    childbirth, delivery, nativity
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