Definitions for: Lying-in

[n] concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
[adj] having to do with birth; "a birthing center"; "birthing counselor"; "a lying-in hospital"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ly"ing-in", n.
1. The state attending, and consequent to, childbirth;

2. The act of bearing a child.

Synonyms: aborning, birthing, childbed, confinement, labor, labour, parturiency, travail

See Also: asynclitism, birth, birthing, effacement, gestation, giving birth, obliquity, parturition, pregnancy, premature labor, premature labour, uterine contraction

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