Meaning of silent birth in English:

silent birth

noun

  • 1The birth of a baby that has died in the womb.

  • 2A birth in which the mother and any other people present are encouraged to refrain from making (excessive) noise during the birth of the baby.

    The procedure is particularly associated with members of the Church of Scientology in the belief that any words or noise could have an adverse effect on the child in later life.

Pronunciation

silent birth

/ˌsʌɪlənt ˈbəːθ/ /ˌsʌɪl(ə)nt ˈbəːθ/

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Progress-Examiner (Orleans, Indiana). From silent + birth.