[n] the process of giving birth
[adj] having to do with birth; "a birthing center"; "birthing counselor"; "a lying-in hospital"
accouchement, biological process, brooding, calving, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, confinement, egg laying, farrow, farrowing, hatch, hatching, incubation, labor, labour, laying, lying-in, organic process, parturiency, reproduction, travail, vaginal birth
\Birth"ing\, n. (Naut.) Anything added to raise the sides of a ship. --Bailey.