birth pangsbirth pangs
- sharp pains associated with giving birth
- difficulties, stress, etc. associated with the beginning or creation of something
Also written birth′pangs·
- The repetitive pains occurring in childbirth.
- Difficulty or turmoil associated with a development or transition: the birth pangs of an emergent democracy.
- plural form of birth pang
- (by extension) The difficulty associated with a new project.