Accouchement



the confinement of childbirth; lying-in.
Historical Examples

In about two days after the accouchement, the horde proceeded on their journey, as if nothing had happened.
A History of the Gipsies Walter Simson

A French doctor was suspended, for an error in the accouchement of a lady.
A Five Years’ Residence in Buenos Ayres George Thomas Love

It would have been inhuman in the Shelleys to decline to shelter Claire during her accouchement.
The Real Shelley, Vol. II (of 2) John Cordy Jeaffreson

According to Dalyell, an accouchement is here a fit of indigestion.
The Ocean World: Louis Figuier

A nourishing and restorative mixture during convalescence, much used among certain classes after accouchement.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

They are particularly ill-treated at the period of their accouchement.
From Paris to Pekin over Siberian Snows Victor Meignan

This occurred twice; but, after one disappointment, the accouchement was expected with all the ardour of English anticipation.
Secret History of the Court of England, from the Accession of George the Third to the Death of George the Fourth, Volume I (of 2) Lady Anne Hamilton

At her second accouchement, Agnes transferred them to a cat.
Witch, Warlock, and Magician William Henry Davenport Adams

The accouchement of women was intrusted in many cases to the care of educated men, who contributed not a little to the art.
An Epitome of the History of Medicine Roswell Park

There is the same “accouchement at the Fire,” to use the expression in vogue in the country.
Indo-China and Its Primitive People Henry Baudesson

noun
childbirth or the period of confinement
n.

1803, from French accouchement, noun of action from accoucher (see accoucheur).

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