child-bearing


noun

  1. the act of producing or bringing forth children.

adjective

  1. capable of, suitable for, or relating to the bearing of a child or of children: the childbearing years.

noun

    1. the act or process of carrying and giving birth to a child
    2. (as modifier)of child-bearing age
n.

also childbearing, “bringing forth of a child,” late 14c., from child + verbal noun of bear (v.). As an adjective from late 14c.

n.

  1. Pregnancy and parturition.

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