from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The human act or process of giving birth; parturition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of bringing forth a child; travail; labor: as, “pains of child-birth,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of bringing forth a child; travail; labor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The fact or action of giving birth to a child, as the culmination of pregnancy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child


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  • "Childbirth is no more a miracle than eating food and a turd coming out of your ass."

    I just read this on someone's facebook favorite quotations. they also have plenty of pictures of their kids too. lol

    March 22, 2011

  • There is something miraculous about a turd, now that you mention it.

    March 22, 2011

  • Is that quote meant to be funny?

    Or stupid?

    Because it's certainly not the former.

    March 22, 2011

  • you're right, it's not funny at all. it's just, i cannot believe someone would say something like that! OMFG!

    March 22, 2011