rooming-in

noun
room·​ing-in | \ ˈrü-miŋ-ˈin How to pronounce rooming-in (audio) , ˈru̇- \

Definition of rooming-in

: an arrangement in a hospital whereby a newborn infant is kept in a crib at the mother's bedside instead of in a nursery

First Known Use of rooming-in

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rooming-in was in 1943

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“Rooming-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rooming-in. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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rooming-in

noun
room·​ing-in | \ ˈrüm-iŋ-ˈin, ˈru̇m- How to pronounce rooming-in (audio) \

Medical Definition of rooming-in

: an arrangement in a hospital whereby a newborn infant is kept in the mother's hospital room instead of in a nursery

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