What is birth?

  • (noun): The event of being born.
    Example: "They celebrated the birth of their first child"
    Synonyms: nativity, nascency, nascence
    See also — Additional definitions below

Birth

Birth (calving in livestock and some other animals, whelping in carnivorous mammals) is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring. The offspring is brought forth from the mother. The time of human birth is defined as the time at which the fetus comes out of the mother's womb into the world. Different forms of birth are oviparity, vivipary and ovovivipary.

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Félix Houphouët-Boigny - Early Life - Birth, Childhood and Education
... Unofficial accounts, however, place his birth date up to seven years earlier ... a native of the N’Zipri of Didiévi tribe, N’Doli Houphouët died shortly after the birth of his son Augustin, although no reliable information regarding his death exists ...
Staphorst - Demographics (2007)
... Staphorst had a sustainable birth rate till the beginning of 21st century ... But during the 2000–2007 period birth rate plummeted considerably ... Birth Rate 15.79 per 1000 (Down from 18.96 in 2000) ...
Birth - Spiritual Meanings
... of the sun, moon, and planets in the sky or below the horizon at the moment of birth a natal chart is calculated using the exact time, date, and place of ... is a belief that a person is born again after their death based on the karma of their previous births ... Virgin birth of Jesus is the Christian doctrine that asserts that Jesus Christ was born to a virgin, and thus that his conception was carried out without an earthly father ...
Natural Childbirth - Alternatives To Intervention
... Research has estimated that up to 95 percent of women can safely give birth without medical interventions (including, but not limited to, epidurals, caesarian sections, vacuum ... connection," which the techno-medical model of birth tends to ignore ... labour, TENS, vocalization, visualization, mindfulness and water birth ...
João Goulart - Early Life
... Most sources indicates his birth year as 1918, but is actually 1919 ... This happens because his father ordered a second birth certificate in which he added one year to his son's age so Jango could attend the Law School at Rio Grande do Sul ... grandmother was the one able to revive little Jango which, at birth, already looked like dying" ...

More definitions of "birth":

  • (noun): The kinship relation of an offspring to the parents.
    Synonyms: parentage
  • (noun): The time when something begins (especially life).
    Example: "They divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"

Famous quotes containing the word birth:

    Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    The birth of the new constitutes a crisis, and its mastery calls for a crude and simple cast of mind—the mind of a fighter—in which the virtues of tribal cohesion and fierceness and infantile credulity and malleability are paramount. Thus every new beginning recapitulates in some degree man’s first beginning.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute—a white skin.
    Desmond Tutu (b. 1931)