pregnancy

Pregnancy is the state of being pregnant, the time a woman grows a baby in her belly. For humans, pregnancy lasts about nine months, during which time the mother might want a chocolate chip and pickle sandwich. Get her one.

Before a mother bear gives birth to a cub, or a mother cat has kittens, she goes through pregnancy. In humans, pregnancy is a time to prepare for a new baby while the mother-to-be does things like take special vitamins and choose a doctor or midwife to assist with the upcoming birth. Bears and cats just go for it. Pregnancy comes from the Latin praegnans, "with child" or "before birth," from prae-, "before," and gnasci, "be born."

Definitions of pregnancy
  1. noun
    the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
    synonyms: gestation, maternity
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    trouble
    an unwanted pregnancy
    gravidation, gravidity, gravidness
    technical terms for pregnancy
    gravida
    the number of the pregnancy that a woman is in
    para, parity
    (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered
    eccyesis, ectopic gestation, ectopic pregnancy, extrauterine gestation, extrauterine pregnancy, metacyesis
    pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
    entopic pregnancy
    pregnancy resulting from normal gestation in the uterus
    placenta previa
    pregnancy in which the placenta is implanted in the lower part of the uterus (instead of the upper part); can cause bleeding late in pregnancy; delivery by cesarean section may be necessary
    abdominal pregnancy
    ectopic pregnancy in the abdominal cavity
    ovarian pregnancy
    ectopic pregnancy in the ovary
    tubal pregnancy
    ectopic pregnancy in a Fallopian tube
    type of:
    physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
    the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
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