childbed childbed


  • (n) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child


  1. Though doctors can cure a growing list of bacterial diseasespneumonia, meningitis, streptococcic infections, erysipelas, childbed fever, gonorrhea, etc.
  2. The drug which cured young Roosevelt seems to be a specific cure for all streptococcic infectionsseptic sore throat, childbed fever, postabortal septicemia.
  3. On the other hand the same years have increased his displeasure with obstetricians who cannot keep women from dying in childbed.
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pacify pacify
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