natural childbirth

noun

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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The research breaks down like this: Women with narrow pelvises would not have easily survived natural childbirth 100 years ago. Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati.com, "We have always been mothers. But C-sections are changing how that is happening.," 10 May 2018 The undetectable status allowed her to have a natural childbirth, and her baby boy was born HIV negative. James E. Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Woman will share her HIV experience at oral storytelling event," 20 Apr. 2018 This creature is extremely poisonous, and its sting is so toxic that one survivor described the pain as worse than that of natural childbirth or injuries from a car accident. Jason Farago, Martha Schwendener And Will Heinrich, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 5 Apr. 2018 So the prospect of natural childbirth held no charms for me. Ellen Wayland-smith, Longreads, "Death Rattle: The Body’s Betrayals," 21 Mar. 2018 No one wants to hear that one lady talk about her personal rights and how every conversation gets back to the details of her natural childbirth. Anchorage Daily News, "What are we losing when we stare in the mirror and stop listening to each other?," 17 Feb. 2018

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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natural childbirth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of natural childbirth

: 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

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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