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childbirth

[chahyld-burth] /ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜrθ/
noun
1.
an act or instance of bringing forth a child; parturition:
a difficult childbirth.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see child, birth
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for childbirth

childbirth

/ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ/
noun
1.
the act of giving birth to a child related adjective obstetric
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Word Origin and History for childbirth
n.

also child-birth, mid-15c., from child + birth (n.).

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childbirth in Medicine

childbirth child·birth (chīld'bûrth')
n.
Parturition.

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