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2 definitions found
 for childbed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Childbed \Child"bed\, n.
     The state of a woman bringing forth a child, or being in
     labor; parturition.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  childbed
      n 1: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of
           contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for
           six hours" [syn: parturiency, labor, labour,
           confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed]

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