Definition of false pregnancy in US English:

false pregnancy


  • An abnormal condition in which signs of pregnancy such as amenorrhea, nausea, and abdominal swelling are present in a woman who is not pregnant.

    • ‘Coming up to the ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy, I was told it was a Blighted Ovum, better known as a false pregnancy, where it's only the sac growing, with no fetus in it.’
    • ‘Psychologists believe that women who experience false pregnancy have an extremely strong desire to be pregnant and experience the process of pregnancy.’