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Childbed   Listen

Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.  Synonyms: confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail.

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"Childbed" Quotes from Famous Books

... unfounded this superstition was, yet he patiently submitted, saying: 'As you think meet. Then she must overboard, most wretched queen!' And now this unhappy prince went to take a last view of his dear wife, and as he looked on his Thaisa, he said: 'A terrible childbed hast thou had, my dear; no light, no fire; the unfriendly elements forget thee utterly, nor have I time to bring thee hallowed to thy grave, but must cast thee scarcely coffined into the sea, where for a monument ...
— Tales from Shakespeare • Charles and Mary Lamb

Words linked to "Childbed" :   giving birth, effacement, pregnancy, obliquity, asynclitism, gestation, parturition, maternity, premature labor, premature labour, birth, uterine contraction, birthing

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