What is another word for giving birth?

115 synonyms found


[ ɡˈɪvɪŋ bˈɜːθ], [ ɡˈɪvɪŋ bˈɜːθ], [ ɡ_ˈɪ_v_ɪ_ŋ b_ˈɜː_θ]

How to use "Giving birth" in context?

In the natural world, giving birth to a baby is a process that starts with fertilization by the male partner and ends with the expulsion of the newborn. A woman's body prepares for labor by releasing hormones, which cause the uterus to contract and the cervix to start to dilate. The woman may feel contractions throughout her body, including in her stomach, intestine, and pelvis. In some cases, Labor begins with a Braxton-Hicks contraction. Labor usually lasts at least 12 hours, but can be as long as 24 hours or more. Once the baby is born, the new parents immediately must begin their postnatal care.

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