Definition of asphyxiation:
Her ideal along this line, I've discovered, is slow asphyxiation in a sort of Dutch- oven made of an eider- down comforter, with as much air as possible shut off from their uncomfortable little bodies.- "The Prairie Mother", Arthur Stringer.
- "The Exploits of Elaine", Arthur B. Reeve.
12. While altogether too much has been claimed for " twilight sleep" at the same time many false fears have also been suggested, among which may be mentioned the fear of the mother losing her mind after the treatment; the undue fear of asphyxiation on the part of the baby; the fear of post- partum hemorrhage; and the fear that it will lessen the milk supply.- "The Mother and Her Child", William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler.