HyperDic: childbirth

English > 1 sense of the word childbirth:
NOUNprocesschildbirth, childbearing, accouchement, vaginal birththe parturition process in human beings
childbirth > pronunciation
Soundschay'ldber.th
Rhymesberth ... worth / Worth: 17 rhymes with erth...
English > childbirth: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningThe parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child.
Synonymschildbearing, accouchement, vaginal birth
Partsdelivery, obstetrical deliveryThe act of delivering a child
Narroweractive birthchildbirth during which the mother is encouraged to be an active participant
alternative birth, alternative birthingA method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
natural childbirthlabor and childbirth without medical intervention
Broaderparturition, birth, giving birth, birthingThe process of giving birth
Spanishalumbramiento, nacimiento, parto
Catalannaixement, naixença, part
Adjectiveschildbearingrelating to or suitable for childbirth
puerperalrelating to or connected with or occurring at the time of childbirth or shortly following, or to the woman who has just given birth

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