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 for parturition
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parturition \Par`tu*ri"tion\, n. [L. parturitio, fr. parturire:
     cf. F. parturition. See Parturient.]
     1. The act of bringing forth, or being delivered of, young;
        the act of giving birth; delivery; childbirth.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which is brought forth; a birth. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the process of giving birth [syn: parturition, birth,
           giving birth, birthing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "parturition":
     accouchement, babyhood, bearing, beginnings, birth, birth throes,
     birthing, blessed event, childbearing, childbed, childbirth,
     childhood, confinement, cradle, delivery, freshman year, genesis,
     giving birth, hatching, having a baby, inception, inchoation,
     incipience, incipiency, incunabula, infancy, labor, multiparity,
     nascence, nascency, nativity, origin, origination, pregnancy,
     the Nativity, the stork, travail, youth

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