child-bearing


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child-bear·ing

(chīld'bār-ing)
Pregnancy and parturition.
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"ANY small businessman or woman who employs a woman of child-bearing age needs their head examined."
The most important change was an elimination of the 23-day lockout period for women of child-bearing potential.
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