alternative birthing

noun
a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
Syn: ↑alternative birth
Hypernyms: ↑childbirth, ↑childbearing, ↑accouchement, ↑vaginal birth

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