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childbed

[chahyld-bed] /ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛd/
noun
1.
the circumstance or situation of a woman giving birth to a child; parturition:
to lie in childbed.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; see child, bed
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British Dictionary definitions for childbed

childbed

/ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛd/
noun
1.
  1. (often preceded by in) the condition of giving birth to a child
  2. (as modifier): childbed fever
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Word Origin and History for childbed
n.

also child-bed, c.1200, "state of being in labor," from child + bed (n.). In reference to a bed, real or metaphorical, on which something is born, from 1590s.

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