[chahyld-bed] /ˈtʃaɪldˌbɛd/

the circumstance or situation of a woman giving birth to a ; parturition:
to lie in childbed.


also child-bed, c.1200, “state of being in labor,” from child + bed (n.). In reference to a bed, real or metaphorical, on which something is born, from 1590s.


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