[+person, animal] naissance f
→ It was the birth of his grandchildren which gave him greatest pleasure.
→ She concealed her pregnancy right up to the moment of birth.
to give birth accoucher
→ She's due to give birth at any moment.
to give birth to [+baby] donner naissance à, mettre au monde
→ She's just given birth to a baby girl.
[+animal] mettre bas
→ The females congregate every spring to give birth to their young.
by birth de naissance
of one's birth
[country, city] natal (e)
[+organization, phenomenon] naissance f → the birth of popular democracy to give birth to [+institution, idea] donner naissance à → The great thinkers of that time gave birth to some interesting ideas. → These events gave birth to the Solidarity trade union.
n canal m utérin
→ When the cervix is fully dilated, the baby can start to move down the birth canal.
n acte m de naissance
n contrôle m des naissances
→ new methods of birth control
n anomalie f congénitale
→ Thousands of babies are born with some kind of birth defect.
(=biological mother) mère f biologique
→ He was adopted when he was a baby and wants to find his birth mother.
[+pregnant woman] projet m d'accouchement
→ If you want to remain mobile during labour, write this in your birth plan.
n taux m de natalité, natalité f
(=sign of the zodiac) signe m de naissance
What's your birth sign? Vous êtes de quel signe?
[+newborn baby] poids m de naissance
→ Women who smoke when they are pregnant often have babies with low birth weights.
n accouchement m par le siège
→ Because Brooklyn was a breech birth, she had to have a caesarean section.
date of birth
n date f de naissance
my date of birth ma date de naissance
n accouchement m à domicile
n naissance f multiple
→ The most common multiple births are twins.