How are you going to deliver or give birth to your baby?

st8762

New Member
Chinese
I was trying to learn about the different ways to phrase a sentence regarding childbirth. Below are some of the example of the sentences:

a) What method of childbirth are you going to use to deliver your baby?
b) How are you going to deliver or give birth to your baby?

Please let me know if they are correct? Thanks.
 
  • GMF1991

    Senior Member
    English (UK, Suffolk)
    You may want to check the use of "deliver" because I've always considered this to be the action taken by a doctor in childbirth. I may be wrong, but I've always heard it said for the doctor's involvement...

    :)
     

    st8762

    New Member
    Chinese
    Thanks for replying. Do you have any other suggestion on how the above sentences can be rephrased?
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    I suspect that the examples given are too formal/technical.
    You're more likely to hear something along the lines of "What kind of birth do you want?"
     

    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    a) What method of childbirth are you going to use to deliver your baby?
    b) How are you going to give birth to your baby or have your baby delivered deliver?

    As GMF1991 says, someone else delivers your baby (a doctor, midwife, nurse or passing stranger, etc.)
     

    GMF1991

    Senior Member
    English (UK, Suffolk)
    As GMF1991 says, someone else delivers your baby (a doctor, midwife, nurse or passing stranger, etc.)
    Glad to hear that I didn't just make that up... :p

    I think that both sets of suggestions are good, I personally prefer panjandrum's phrasing as I have heard that said before.

    :)
     
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