birthing birthing  /ˈbɜr θɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the process of giving birth

Usage(s):

  1. After birthing moved to hospitals en masse in the 1950s, the maternal mortality rate plummeted, from 376 per 100,000 live births in 1940 to 37.
  2. They tend to have poor outcomes in the medical establishment but do better with home care or birthing center care.
  3. As birthing moved to hospital settings, this element of support was lost.

News

  1. Kate Middleton ‘considering HypnoBirthing to combat labor pains’

    The Duchess of Cambridge is believed to be considering an array of birthing methods, and is reportedly considering “HypnoBirthing” to combat labor pains. Grazia reports...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Vincent WhiteRorie Reilly

    ?Vincent White Patricia and Nicholas White announce the birth of a son, Vincent Mikhail Azrael, born Friday, June 7, 2013, at Liberty Birthing Center, Liberty. He weighed 10 pounds. Maternal grandparents are John and Karlene Harrison. Paternal grandparents are Wayne and Diane White. Maternal great-grandparent is Myrtle Dillon. Paternal great-grandparent is Donna Shineflew. ?Rorie Reilly [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nodaway News Leader

  3. Kate Middleton Reportedly Considering Hypno-Birth

    Looks like Kate Middleton will be a thoroughly modern princess … even as she gives birth. A new report says the Duchess of Cambridge is looking into hypno-birthing – an experimental practice that aims to reduce anxiety – when she … Continue reading ?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: omg! Celeb News via omg!

Quotes

  1. Lundberg described him as "the very top dog of the Philadelphia accouchement (the constitutional birthing process)."
    on Aug 6, 2007 By: Ferdinand Lundberg Source: Mathaba.Net

  2. "Nichole was a mountain lion, a warrior in the birthing process," McGinley tells PEOPLE. "The birth was astonishing! Mom and baby girl are 100 percent. Billie is a 'mini Nichole'! Thank God."
    on Feb 3, 2008 By: John C McGinley Source: People Magazine

  3. ...with Virginia amid an 18-month commemoration, Jamestown could finally outshine Plymouth and fully embrace what historian and writer Nathaniel Philbrick calls its proper claim as "the rightful birthing ground of America."
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: Nathaniel Philbrick Source: USA Today

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