natural childbirth
noun Date: 1933 a system of managing childbirth in which the mother receives preparatory education in order to remain conscious during and assist in delivery with minimal or no use of drugs or anesthetics

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  • natural childbirth — childbirth involving little or no use of drugs or anesthesia and usually involving a program in which the mother is psychologically and physically prepared for the birth process. Cf. psychoprophylaxis. [1930 35] * * * Any of the systems (e.g.,… …   Universalium

  • natural childbirth — n a system of managing childbirth in which the mother receives preparatory education in order to remain conscious during and assist in delivery with minimal or no use of drugs or anesthetics …   Medical dictionary

  • natural childbirth — n. a method of childbirth in which the expectant mother is prepared emotionally and physically to cope with the pain of labor so that she can deliver with little or no anesthesia …   English World dictionary

  • natural childbirth — n [U] a method of giving birth to a baby in which a woman chooses not to be given drugs to reduce the pain …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • natural childbirth — noun uncount a method of having a baby using exercises rather than drugs to deal with the pain …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • natural childbirth — noun labor and childbirth without medical intervention; no drugs are given to relieve pain or aid the birth process natural childbirth is considered the safest for the baby • Hypernyms: ↑childbirth, ↑childbearing, ↑accouchement, ↑vaginal birth •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • natural childbirth — N UNCOUNT If a woman gives birth by natural childbirth, she is not given any drugs to relieve her pain or to send her to sleep …   English dictionary

  • natural childbirth — nat′ural child′birth n. med pat childbirth involving little or no use of drugs or anesthesia, involving a program in which the mother is psychologically and physically prepared for the birth process • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • natural childbirth — /nætʃrəl ˈtʃaɪldbɜθ/ (say nachruhl chuyldberth) noun childbirth without the use of anaesthetics or surgical intervention, usually involving prenatal education of the mother, as with breathing exercises, psychological conditioning, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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