(NZ) a private maternity hospital
noun a chair constructed to allow a woman in labour to give birth in a sitting position
noun a large bath in which a woman can give birth Contemporary Examples Kate’s Last Day of Work Tomorrow Suggests Early July Due Date Tom Sykes June 11, 2013
a section of a hospital or an outpatient facility set aside and equipped for childbirth and usually simulating a home environment in which family members or friends may be present during the delivery.
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