Definition of childbirth in English:

childbirth

noun

  • [mass noun] The process of giving birth to a child:

    ‘she died in childbirth’
    • ‘That way we can both experience every single moment of childbirth together!’
    • ‘Even if a delivery of a baby was successful, the mother could still fall prey to illness due to the lack of hygiene during childbirth.’
    • ‘She now knows how her body responds after pregnancy and childbirth.’
    • ‘Our refusal to allow them to work can also prompt them to seek rights through childbirth, he said.’
    • ‘Some women strongly fear childbirth, sometimes because of how pregnancy and birth are managed.’
    • ‘This will look at the availability of natural or alternative childbirth facilities in the town.’
    • ‘Her mother had died in childbirth and her father had disappeared.’
    • ‘Women had shorter life expectancies than men since many died in childbirth.’
    • ‘But childbirth is likely to have only beneficial effects on her physiology.’
    • ‘I''m reminded of a pregnant woman in the very early stages of childbirth.’
    • ‘I have always had a phobia about pregnancy and childbirth, the whole idea of it repulses me beyond belief.’
    • ‘It is the major cause of death for mothers within a year of childbirth.’
    • ‘The risk for women of dying in childbirth is 250 times higher in poor countries than in rich ones.’
    • ‘His mother lost twins during childbirth and another baby was stillborn.’
    • ‘Approaching childbirth from the angle of pain and surgery is innovative.’
    • ‘He also delves into the dramas of pregnancy and childbirth in all their modern day complexity.’
    • ‘Thousands of women are failing to return to the workforce after childbirth.’
    • ‘Massage during childbirth can shorten the length of labour and be effective as a form of pain relief.’
    • ‘In the first 24 hours after childbirth, it rapidly drops back down to normal levels.’
    • ‘There is a persistent story in Poland that she died in childbirth.’
    labour, delivery, giving birth, birthing
    parturition
    travail
    confinement, lying-in, accouchement, childbed
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Pronunciation:

childbirth

/ˈtʃʌɪl(d)bəːθ/