natural childbirth

noun

: a system of managing childbirth in which the mother receives preparatory education in order to remain conscious during and assist in delivery with minimal or no use of drugs or anesthetics

Examples of natural childbirth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ruggiero said all of Jackson’s hospitals are using wireless monitors so expecting moms who want natural childbirth can walk around. Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald, 11 May 2024 Think of it like natural childbirth: What is a back-to-nature, spiritual experience for one person can be life-threatening for another—and for many, modern medicine is the most empowering choice. Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour, 1 Mar. 2023 With Camden, Julie had a natural childbirth at Cedars but not at home. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2022 Seven of her children were born via natural childbirth. Fox News, 30 Aug. 2022 This strain has infiltrated all corners of the wellness ecosystem, from natural childbirth influencers to yoga teachers on Instagram. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2022 Having a natural childbirth was not in my birth plan. Sara Smart, CNN, 15 Nov. 2021 The movement toward natural childbirth was still decades away. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 29 Aug. 2020 The research breaks down like this: Women with narrow pelvises would not have easily survived natural childbirth 100 years ago. Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati.com, 10 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of natural childbirth was in 1933

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“Natural childbirth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/natural%20childbirth. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

natural childbirth

noun
: a system of managing childbirth in which the mother receives training in order to remain conscious and to help in the process of birth with little or no use of drugs (as anesthetics)

Medical Definition

natural childbirth

noun
: a system of managing childbirth in which the mother receives preparatory education in order to remain conscious during and assist in delivery with minimal or no use of drugs or anesthetics
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