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childbirth:

see birthbirth
or labor,
delivery of the fetus by the viviparous mammal. Birth is also known as parturition. Human birth normally occurs about 280 days after onset of the last menstrual period before conception.
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Childbirth

Childlessness (See BARRENNESS.)
Artemis
(Rom. Diana) goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
Asclepius
saved by his father Apollo from the body of pregnant Coronis when Apollo slays her for infidelity. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 57]
Athena
sprang from the head of Zeus when Hephaestus split it open with an axe. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 60]
Auge
Arcadian goddess of childbirth. [Arcadian Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
Carmenta
one of Camenae; protectress of women in confinement. [Rom. Rel.: Zimmerman, 50]
Dionysus
unborn god is saved from his dead mother and sewn into Zeus’s thigh, from which he is later born. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 273]
dittany
symbol of childbirth. [Herb Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 173]
Egeria
goddess of childbirth; protectress of the unborn. [Rom. Myth.: Avery, 425–426]
Eileithyia
ancient Greek goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 92]
Hera
(Rom. Juno) goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
Lilith
demon; dangerous to women in childbirth. [Jew. Trad.: Benét, 586]
Lucina
goddess of childbirth. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
Mater Matuta
goddess of childbirth. [Rorer. Myth.: Howe, 160]
Parca
ancient Greek goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
test-tube baby
Louise Brown; first successful fertilization outside the body (1978). [Br. Hist.: Facts (1978), 596–597]
Themis
goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 53]
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