Definition of pregnancy in English:

pregnancy

noun

  • The condition or period of being pregnant.

    ‘the first weeks of pregnancy’
    ‘a straightforward pregnancy’
    • ‘The first test of any pregnancy is one that confirms the woman is pregnant.’
    • ‘We asked all participants about any pregnancies, age at first pregnancy, numbers of pregnancies, and their outcomes.’
    • ‘Secondary infertility is when there have been one or more pregnancies but a further pregnancy has proved impossible.’
    • ‘Measles in pregnancy can cause miscarriage, premature labour or a baby with low birth weight.’
    • ‘Prior to this pregnancy and in previous pregnancies there were no nasal symptoms.’
    • ‘Diabetes can develop during pregnancy in a woman who hasn't previously had the condition.’
    • ‘The practice of screening all pregnant women for syphilis in every pregnancy should continue.’
    • ‘They are usually born after a normal, full-term pregnancy.’
    • ‘A baby's brain and spinal cord are formed from the neural tube very early in pregnancy.’
    • ‘Stretch marks happen when the skin is stretched a lot over a short period of time, such as during pregnancy.’
    • ‘First births were defined as births to women who had had no previous pregnancies or whose previous pregnancies had all ended in abortion.’
    • ‘In the United Kingdom over a quarter of pregnant women who smoke continue to do so during pregnancy.’
    • ‘To date, however, the efficacy of nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy is not known.’
    • ‘They are shown that their future will be brighter if they avoid early pregnancy.’
    • ‘We also asked women about use of nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy.’
    • ‘Ectopic pregnancy is an important cause of maternal deaths in early pregnancy.’
    • ‘We booked the first visit with our local general practitioner in the seventh week of pregnancy.’
    gestation
    gravidity, parturiency
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Pronunciation:

pregnancy

/ˈpreɡnənsē/