from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The human act or process of giving birth; parturition.
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- n. The fact or action of giving birth to a child, as the culmination of pregnancy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of bringing forth a child; travail; labor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of bringing forth a child; travail; labor: as, “pains of child-birth,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
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The statistic is not the probability of a pregnant woman dying in childbirth but the number (or probability in a specified country) of a womnan dying in childbirth, regardless of the number of pregnant women.
While the act of childbirth is an adventure in itself, Shaw exaggerates the metaphor and transcends it, all with a whimsical yet serious beat.
However, childbirth is still a mysterious event for some aspects and you can never know with certainty what may happen.
After Mollie died in childbirth, leaving Max with a baby daughter, Sophie and William Pearson took the baby into their own family, and raised her with their own son and daughters (including Granny).
She died in childbirth with their fourteenth child.
Orphaned by their mothers death in childbirth and their fathers disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.
The girl who proved to be Truly paid the price of her enormity; her father blamed her for her mother's death in childbirth, and was totally ill equipped to raise either this giant child or her polar opposite sister Serena Jane, the epitome of feminine perfection.
Having almost expired in childbirth (and having thus been hastily baptized to save his immortal soul), the little boy fell victim to scrofula and was stricken partially blind and deaf.
According to some sources, a teenage girl is more likely to die in childbirth than to complete primary school.
Lilian – she almost died in childbirth and was, I think, unable to have more children.