Etymology
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childbed (n.)

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

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Definitions of childbed

childbed (n.)
concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child;
Synonyms: parturiency / labor / labour / confinement / lying-in / travail
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