ACCOUCHEMENT. The act of giving birth to a child. It is frequently important
to prove the filiation of an individual; this may be done in several ways.
The fact of the accouchement may be proved by the direct testimony of one
who was present, as a physician, a midwife, or other person. 1 Bouv. Inst.
u. 314.active birth
, alternative birth
, alternative birthing
, giving birth
, natural childbirth
, obstetrical delivery
, vaginal birth