from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An area of a hospital or outpatient medical facility equipped for labor, delivery, and recovery and designed as a natural, homelike environment. See Regional Note at birth.


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  • David told me that my little office-beauty parlor-puppy birthing room was the room his grandfather painted in.

    Barbara Bush

  • Tours typically involve seeing an empty birthing room and a postpartum room if it’s separate from the labor-and-birth room.

    The Simple Guide to Having a Baby


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