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Noun: childbed  'chI(-u)ld,bed
Usage: archaic
  1. Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    - parturiency, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], confinement, lying-in, travail [literary]

Derived forms: childbeds

Type of: birth, birthing, giving birth, parturition

Part of: gestation, maternity, pregnancy

Encyclopedia: Childbed