childbearing (uncountable)

  1. The process of giving birth; pregnancy and parturition
  • Russian: деторожде́ние
  • Spanish: embarazo

childbearing (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or suitable for childbirth
    • 1836 Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton - England and the English
      Women in the latter stages of childbearing should not be permitted to attend the toll of the manufactories.
    • 2000 Methodology for deriving ambient water quality criteria for the protection of human health
      In these cases, fish intake rates specific to females of childbearing age are most appropriate when assessing exposures to developmental toxicants.
    • 2004 Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Stephanie Marston - Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman's Soul: Stories Celebrating the Wisdom, Fun and Freedom of Midlife (page 256)
      Hips that in the old country would be considered good childbearing hips, but in this country are too wide.

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