Definition of childbirth
: the act or process of giving birth to a baby : parturition
Examples of childbirth in a Sentence
women who choose to undergo childbirth without the use of anesthetics and other drugs
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Infused in a vaginal wash, oak gall can supposedly tighten your vagina, particularly post-childbirth, and reduce odors.
Only in the beginning stages of her post-childbirth career, Azarenka’s already learned that toting a baby around the world comes with altering travel habits.
Black moms are three and a half times more likely to die in childbirth than white Americans.
However it's done, eating the placenta after childbirth is thought to ward off postpartum depression and boost milk production, among other things.
Even though working men have the same entitlement as women for parental leave after childbirth, only 3 percent of men used this in fiscal 2016, with 57 percent taking less than 5 days in 2015.
During her last two pregnancies Kardashian suffered from placenta accreta—a condition in which the organ remains attached to the uterus after childbirth—and doctors have warned her about the risks of carrying another baby.
While boys with hemophilia experience joint and muscle bleeding, girls and women with a bleeding disorder have unusually heavy reproductive bleeding, including menstrual periods or bleeding after childbirth.
There’s also a small risk of infections like endometritis (inflammation of the uterine lining) or the contraction of the bacterium Clostridium Sordellii, both of which can also occur after childbirth.
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Definition of childbirth for English Language Learners
: the act or process of giving birth to children
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Definition of childbirth for Students
: the act or process of giving birth to a child
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