[ proh-neyt-l-iz-uh m ]
/ proʊˈneɪt lˌɪz əm /


the policy or practice of encouraging the bearing of children, especially government support of a higher birthrate.

Origin of pronatalism

1935–40; pro-1 + natal (in a sense perhaps influenced by French natalité birthrate) + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM pronatalism

pro·na·tal·ist, noun, adjectivepro·na·tal·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019