[uh-koosh-muhnt; French a-koosh-mahn]
noun, plural accouchements [uh-koosh-muhnts; French a-koosh-mahn] .
the confinement of childbirth; lying-in.

1800–10; < French, derivative, with -ment -ment, of accoucher to give birth, be delivered, assist in giving birth, Old French: to lie down, take to bed, equivalent to ac- ac- + coucher to put to bed; see couch Unabridged
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accouchement (akuʃmɑ̃, English əˈkuːʃmənt)
childbirth or the period of confinement
[C19: from accoucher to put to bed, to give birth. See couch]

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