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phantom pregnancy

noun
  1. the occurrence of signs of pregnancy, such as enlarged abdomen and absence of menstruation, when no embryo is present, due to hormonal imbalanceAlso called: false pregnancy, pseudopregnancy Technical name: pseudocyesis
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