childbed
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S: OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=childbed&searchmode=none (last access: 3 September 2014); MW – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/childbed (last access: 7 August 2015); NAVARRO p. 179.

N: 1. Also child-bed, c.1200, “state of being in labor,” from child + bed (n.). In reference to a bed, real or metaphorical, on which something is born, from 1590s.
2. The condition of a woman in childbirth.
First Known Use of CHILDBED: 13th century.

S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=childbed&searchmode=none (last access: 3 September 2014). 2. MW – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/childbed (last access: 7 August 2015).

GV: child-bed.

S: OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=childbed&searchmode=none (last access: 3 September 2014)

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CR: afterpains, childbirth, midwife, nulligravida, nullipara, pregnancy, puerperal fever, quarantine.