As I had no intention of giving birth today (and if I had been, I certainly would not have been photographing it) I had to look elsewhere to find “parturition”: ‘Chiefly techn. and literary. The action of giving birth to young; childbirth. Also: a confinement.’ (OED)
Day #212 of a 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.