A confinement during childbirth; a lying-in.(noun)
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Use "accouchement" in a sentence
"C'est dur de la laisser seule, sans aide, si prêt de son accouchement mais je ne peux pas rester."
"The older method of accouchement forcée, the forcible dilation of the cervix in order to speed up labor, was now condemned."
"To Humphrey Senhouse, Esq. You see I am flourishing as much in the newspapers as Joanna Southcote did before her expected accouchement; and I have not flourished in Chancery, because a Presbyterian parson has made oath that I gave the MSS. to him and to another person whom I never saw in my life."