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child·bear·ing

(chīld'bār'ing),
Pregnancy and parturition.
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childbearing

(chīld′bâr′ĭng)
n.
The human act or process of giving birth; parturition.

child′bear′ing adj.
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childbearing

(child'bar?ing)
The act of carrying and being delivered of a child.

delayed childbearing

See: elderly primigravida
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Women who delay For the [alpha]T women who decide to delay childbearing, the number of births in the first period of life is zero.
The bivariate analysis namely chi-square tests were applied to assess the association between childbearing intention status and socio-demographic factors, while multivariate binary logistic regression analysis was employed to examine the net effects of the covariates.
Relationship status shapes a woman's perception about the acceptability of a birth;H historically, social norms have dictated that childbearing should occur within marriage.
Insofar as the policy sends a message that welfare is less generous than previously, it may also lead a woman to delay childbearing until she is financially secure and thereby reduce first births as well.
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Defining traits related to childbearing and raising a family as "feminine" doesn't reflect all women's experience, even all mothers' experience.
Girls ages 10-15 years are especially vulnerable because their pelvic bones are not ready for childbearing and delivery.
More attention should be paid, however, to what may be the most effective way to achieve more stable and healthy marriages--to reduce unwed childbearing in the first place.
The proportion of women between the ages of 18 and 24 who attend college doubled between 1967 and 2000, to more than 38 percent, and fertility rates are significantly lower for women of childbearing age who hold a bachelor's degree (an average of 1.05 offspring per mom) than for those with only a high school diploma (an average of 1.46).
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ISLAMABAD -- A survey conducted by Punjab Commission on Status of Women here Monday reveled that early marriage deprives girls of education opportunities and predisposes them to teen childbearing as well as domestic and spousal violence.
ISLAMABAD -- A survey conducted by Punjab Commission on Status of Women here Monday revealed that early marriage deprives girls of education opportunities and predisposes them to teen childbearing as well as domestic and spousal violence.