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have a baby

This page is about the collocation have a baby

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to give birth to a baby

For example

  • My grandmother had all her babies at home.

  • Are you having your baby in a hospital, or are you having a home birth?

Note:
Similar collocations in which "have" means "give birth to" are "have a daughter", "have a son" and "have a child". We can also say that dogs "have puppies" and cats "have kittens" when they give birth.

Quick Quiz

Where do most American women have their babies?

a. in a hospital

b. in a playground

c. in a baby carriage

Contributor: Matt Errey