In 2009 midwives performed 637 deliveries and transferred another 160 patients to the hospital either before or during labor.
We began to plan our first deliveries of medicine, water and first aid supplies.
His usual response was a polite “No, I have some deliveries.”
early 15c., "action of handing over to another," from Anglo-French delivrée, noun use of fem. past participle of Old French délivrer (see deliver). Childbirth sense is attested from 1570s. Of speech, from 1580s. Of a blow, throw of a ball, etc., from 1702.
delivery de·liv·er·y (dĭ-lĭv'ə-rē, -lĭv'rē)
The expulsion or extraction of a child and the fetal membranes through the birth canal into the external world.