an act or instance of bringing forth a child; parturition: a difficult childbirth.

1400–50; late Middle English; see child, birth Unabridged
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childbirth (ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ)
the act of giving birth to a childRelated: obstetric
Related: obstetric

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childbirth child·birth (chīld'bûrth')

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Example sentences for +childbirth
After childbirth, prolactin levels fall as the internal stimulus for them is removed.
Before surgery or at the onset of childbirth, blood was removed to prevent inflammation.
Endorphins are present before, during, and immediately after childbirth.
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