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The baby is going to be borne next week.
Can "to be borne" be replaced by "to bear"? Please.
It is a peculiarity of modern English that we largely restrict the active voice of 'bear' (become pregnant, carry and give birth to) to such sentences as 'As a result of the accident, she was unable to bear children'. Even this is rather formal; most of us would use 'have'.
In the sense of 'carry', 'suport the weight of', 'bear' (active) or, as 'be borne' (passive), is rather old-fashioned and/or formal.
In the sense of 'come into the world', we use only 'be born'.
I was born in 1946.
I have borne one daughter.
I have born one daughter.
In the active voice, we use "borne" even when we are talking about childbirth.
PS: Remember, however, that we'd usually say
I have given birth to one daughter.