[also in italics] confinement for giving birth to a child; childbirth
Origin of accouchementFrench from accoucher, put to bed, give birth from Old French acoucher, lie down from Classical Latin ad-, to + collocare: see couch
A confinement during childbirth; a lying-in.
Origin of accouchementFrench from accoucher to assist in childbirth from Old French a- to ( from Latin ad- ; see ad- . ) coucher to lay down ; see couch .