- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) n.1. [The coming into life]Syn. delivery, childbirth, parturition, nativity, beginning, blessed event*, visit from the stork*, act of God*; see also childbirth .Ant. death*, decease, demise.2. [The origin]Syn. commencement, source, start; see origin 1 , 2 , 3 .3. [One's origin or natal background]• give birth to,Syn. bring forth, have a child, bear a child, deliver; see produce 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.1. childbirth delivery, bearing, parturition, labor, childbearing, blessed event, whelping, emergence. ''The sudden opening of a window through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. . . .'' —William Dixon.2. inception genesis, beginning, start, debut, emergence, onset, origin, development.WORD FIND• anesthesia used locally to ease mother's pain: epidural• breathing/relaxation technique: Lamaze method• contractions: labor• dead, infant delivered: stillbirth• delivery assistant: midwife• delivery through mother’s abdominal wall: Caesarian section, C-section• feet or buttocks-first presentation: breech presentation• membranes covering head during delivery: caul• peaceful, low-key delivery method: Leboyer delivery• profession: obstetrics• spontaneous abortion: miscarriage• uterine muscular action: contractions• vaginal incision, creates more room for passage of baby’s head: episiotomyIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The act or process of bringing forth young: accouchement, birthing, childbearing, childbirth, delivery, labor, lying-in, parturition, travail. See START. 2. One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation: ancestry, blood, bloodline, descent, extraction, family, genealogy, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, seed, stock. See KIN, PRECEDE. 3. Noble rank or status by birth: blood, blue blood, nobility, noblesse. See KIN, OVER. 4. The initial stage of a developmental process: beginning, commencement, dawn, genesis, inception, nascence, nascency, onset, opening, origin, outset, spring, start. See START. II verb Chiefly Regional. To give birth to: bear, bring forth, deliver, have. Idiom: be brought abed (or to bed) of. See RICH.
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