childbearing childbearing  /ˈtʃaɪld ˌbɛ rɪŋ/


  1. (n) the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
  2. (adj) relating to or suitable for childbirth

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  1. So, predicting menopause might become more and more important in the future as women continue to delay childbearing.
  2. The law also offers longer maternity leave and other benefits to couples that delay childbearing.
  3. More than 200 million women would like to limit childbearing but have no access to safe, effective birth control.



  1. In celebrating the abortion anniversary, NOW president Kim Gandy said abortion advocates "must continue to be vigilant about upholding a woman's right to make her own childbearing decisions, including access to birth control and abortion."
    on Jan 22, 2007 By: Kim Gandy Source:

  2. "The projections should remind leaders of their 2005 World Summit commitment to provide universal access to reproductive health by 2015, including family planning, to free women from unintended childbearing and empower them to help reduce...
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Thoraya Obaid Source: UNFPA (press release)

  3. As reported in the Washington Post, Gallagher wrote in the National Review Online, "The Bush marriage initiative would emphasize the importance of marriage to poor couples" and "educate teens on the value of delaying childbearing until...
    on Jan 25, 2005 By: Maggie Gallagher Source: News Hounds (blog)

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