birthing room

noun

Definition of birthing room

: a comfortably furnished hospital room where both labor and delivery take place and in which the baby usually remains during the hospital stay

Examples of birthing room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pandemic has also restricted support workers such as doulas and midwives to limit the number of people in the birthing room. Brandi Morin, refinery29.com, "Abuse At Canadian Hospitals Is Putting Indigenous Moms & Their Babies At Risk," 11 Nov. 2020 Artists from Tintoretto to Murillo had painted the scene, but Artemisia’s version underlines her intimacy with the dynamics of the birthing room. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "A Fuller Picture of Artemisia Gentileschi," 28 Sep. 2020 My daughter-in-law inviting me into the birthing room when my first grandchild was born. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Green patent leather shoes. A world atlas. Forgiveness. The gifts that stay with us for a lifetime.," 21 Nov. 2019 That’s when the staff moved quickly to transform the safest place in the Center into a birthing room. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Baby Girl Delivered by Candlelight in Laundry Room During Dallas Tornado," 22 Oct. 2019 With the power out and tornado sirens going off, the staff quickly transformed the safest place in the Center into a birthing room. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "A baby girl was born by candlelight in a laundry room as a tornado touched down in Texas," 22 Oct. 2019 There’s the flower bed out front that White Fang dug out as some sort of potential birthing room. Chris Erskinecolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Postcards From L.A.: That’s not a flower vase. That’s my margarita glass," 23 May 2019 Yet, White Fang is very maternal and scraped out all the geraniums and irrigation tubing to create her nice birthing room in hopes of decorating it with fur-ball Siberian huskies. Chris Erskinecolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Postcards From L.A.: That’s not a flower vase. That’s my margarita glass," 23 May 2019 So when she was born, her father, who had prayed every day to Guanyin for a son after three daughters, took one look at her and walked out of the birthing room. Veronica Chambers, New York Times, "Viewfinders: 10 Y.A. Novelists Spin Fiction From Vintage Photos," 28 June 2019

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Birthing room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birthing%20room. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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birthing room

noun

Medical Definition of birthing room

: a comfortably furnished hospital room where both labor and delivery take place and in which the baby usually remains during the hospital stay

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