the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant.
- post·preg·nan·cy, adjective
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How to use pregnancy in a sentence
About one third of women have decided to have fewer children or delay pregnancy because of coronavirus, according to a survey of more than 2,000 women by the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization focused on reproductive health.The pandemic is making women reconsider when and if to have babies | Olivia Goldhill | September 1, 2020 | Quartz
When the family turned themselves into Border Patrol, the mother’s pregnancy was near full-term and she began experiencing acute pain, according to the complaint.Border Patrol Sent a Newborn U.S. Citizen to Mexico | Maya Srikrishnan | July 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Other studies also showed that smoking during pregnancy might harm growing babies.Decades-long project is linking our health to the environment | Lindsey Konkel | March 12, 2020 | Science News For Students
In the 1960s, for instance, researchers showed that women who smoked during pregnancy tended to have smaller babies.Decades-long project is linking our health to the environment | Lindsey Konkel | March 12, 2020 | Science News For Students
After the op-ed, Nike changed its policy to ensure female athletes will not be “adversely impacted financially for pregnancy” for at least 18 months, CNN reported.Olympian Allyson Felix Breaks Usain Bolt's Record—10 Months After Emergency C-Section | Health | October 3, 2019 | Health
There are 17 states with laws that consider drug abuse during pregnancy a form of child abuse.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences | Emily Shire | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
South Carolina and Alabama courts have already ruled late-pregnancy substance abuse can be considered a form of child abuse.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences | Emily Shire | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During pregnancy, then, CP could not be considered a separate legal entity from EQ.
If they had passed, presumably mothers who drink during pregnancy could be charged with felonies.
These detainments were often justified by laws that do not mention pregnancy specifically.
Passive hyperemia occurs most commonly in diseases of the heart and liver and in pregnancy.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
This state of security proved a fortunate circumstance, as many of the poor women were at the same time in a state of pregnancy.An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae | Edward Jenner
Usually we may say this method fails of its purpose and pregnancy and lactation together work serious harm.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Lactation is sometimes prolonged for no better reason than the hope to avoid pregnancy.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
To carry their outrage to the highest possible degree, several who were in a state of pregnancy were assailed in this manner.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
British Dictionary definitions for pregnancy
the state or condition of being pregnant
the period from conception to childbirth
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Scientific definitions for pregnancy
The condition of carrying developing offspring within the body.
The time period during which this condition exists; gestation.
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