natural childbirth

noun
Updated on: 28 Apr 2018

Definition of natural childbirth

: 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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First Known Use of natural childbirth

1933

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NATURAL CHILDBIRTH Defined for English Language Learners

natural childbirth

Definition of natural childbirth for English Language Learners

  • : a method of giving birth to a baby in which the mother chooses not to use drugs to reduce pain or to make the birth happen more quickly


Medical Dictionary

natural childbirth

noun

medical Definition of natural childbirth

: 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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