lying-in


ly·ing–in

noun \ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin\

: the time when a woman lies in bed before, while, and after giving birth to a baby

plural lyings–in or lying–ins

Full Definition of LYING-IN

:  the state attending and consequent to childbirth :  confinement

First Known Use of LYING-IN

15th century

ly·ing–in

noun \ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lyings–in or lying–ins

Medical Definition of LYING–IN

: the state attending and consequent to childbirth : confinement

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