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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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childbirthchild‧birth /ˈtʃaɪldbɜːθ $ -bɜːrθ/ noun [uncountable]  MBBABY/HAVE A BABYthe act of having a babylabourin/during/after childbirth His wife died in childbirth.
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childbirthSo alarming is the frequency of adolescent childbirth that President Clinton recently announced a community-oriented campaign to prevent teen pregnancy.She was a fine woman, unspoilt by childbirth, her body hardened by fieldwork.Most women have some kind of pain relief during childbirth.Samuel's mother died in childbirth, and he was brought up by his aunt.Parishioners who were following the performance in their programs knew that she died in childbirth at thirty-three.He took him to the orphanage when his wife died in childbirth.His wife died in childbirth in 1863.Tough, virgin, Artemis was the Goddess of women in childbirth.a class on natural childbirth and parentingNatural childbirth has become more popular over the last 20 years.Also patron of childbirth, the falsely accused, midwives, and pregnant women.They may be petitioned by men to help with hunting animals, or by women seeking assistance with childbirth or illness.in/during/after childbirthHe took him to the orphanage when his wife died in childbirth.His wife died in childbirth in 1863.Legs up on the side, Doug looks like he is in childbirth.And died four days later in childbirth.The woman is to experience suffering - in childbirth, the most fundamental human process.Today, the lack of a widely accepted cultural tradition for giving the necessary support after childbirth puts many families at risk.Artemis watched over women in childbirth.
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