- The process of labor and delivery in the birth of a child. SEE ALSO: birth, accouchement. SYN: parturition.
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* * *child·birth (chīldґbərth) the act or process of giving birth to a child, including both labor and delivery. Called also parturition.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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