birth

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. origin, creation; genesis, inception; childbirth, parturition. See reproduction.Ant., death.
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]
Syn. background, lineage, extraction, descent; see family 1 , rank 3 .
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: episiotomy
IV
(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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