Definition of childbearing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃaɪldbeərɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃaɪldberɪŋ//
[uncountable] Birth
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the process of giving birth to children women of childbearing age Some women defer childbearing in favour of a career. See related entries: Birth
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: childbearing