Having to do with or used during birth: a birthing counselor. (adjective)
The act of giving birth.(noun)
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Use "birthing" in a sentence
"I just think we lose sight sometimes of the fact that this [complications in birthing, that is] is nothing new, nothing that humans haven't faced even in the absence of hospitals for eons."
"Without insurance, Vincent can't do the type of private practice midwifery she's become accustomed to and is forced to take a staff midwife position with an HMO, which she refers to as a birthing factory."
"Note 19: The * mkole is a proto-Ruvu era term for a tree species important in birthing and female initiation religio-ritual ceremonies. back"