pregnancy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pregnancy the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin
    • Pregnancy Figuratively: The quality of being heavy with important contents, issue, significance, etc.; unusual consequence or capacity; fertility.
    • Pregnancy The condition of being pregnant; the state of being with young.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During pregnancy, the average woman's uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.
    • n pregnancy The state of being pregnant; the state of a female who has conceived or is with child; gestation; fetation.
    • n pregnancy Fruitfulness; fertility; fecundity; productiveness.
    • n pregnancy Fullness, as of important contents; significance; suggestiveness.
    • n pregnancy Readiness of wit; shrewdness.
    • n pregnancy A promising youth; a quick-witted person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pregnancy in humans lasts on average about 270 days (from conception to birth).
    • n Pregnancy state of being pregnant: fertility: unusual capacity
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.—L. prægnans, -antis.

Usage

In literature:

Headache, IV, 585; during pregnancy, I, 83; remedies, III, 457; treatment of, IV, 585.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
It also is one of the first symptoms of pregnancy.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
Pregnancy is unquestionably a just cause for refraining from all marriage duties.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
The women, over whose pregnancy I watched, bring dead children into the world.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
Such pregnancy and birth require highly skilled medical aid.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
The changes in the form and size of the breasts may be the result of causes unconnected with pregnancy.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Several witnesses mentioned ignorance of matters relating to sex as being frequently responsible for pregnancy in the unmarried.
"Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Various Aspects of the Problem of Abortion in New Zealand" by David G. McMillan
A pleasanter trouble came to distract him, namely, the pregnancy of his wife.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
Sometimes a pregnant woman would pass, holding out her arms to a yet small child, and casting the shadow of her pregnancy upon the wall.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
Pregnancy, the state of the mother during, influences the character of the child, 116, 117.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
Having to satisfy curious wishes during her state of pregnancy.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
Care for women during pregnancy and after the birth of a child might be induced by natural human kindliness.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The occasion was this: the empress, whom I left in pregnancy during my last expedition, had in my absence been delivered of a son.
"Niels Klim's journey under the ground" by Baron Ludvig Holberg
The months of pregnancy with most women are months of discomfort.
"What a Young Husband Ought to Know" by Sylvanus Stall
This may take place at any period of pregnancy before the completion of the twenty-eighth week.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
She saw women in the last stage of pregnancy, thin and distended at the same time.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
The health improved from the time of quickening, and the pregnancy went on.
"Hints to Husbands" by George Morant
From affections concerned with pregnancy they were: Whites 7816, Coloured 1883.
"The Color Line" by William Benjamin Smith
The infant mortality is attributed by many Europeans to the hard work done by the women during pregnancy, and immediately after childbirth.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
Superstitions about pregnancy and childbirth.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In news:

Maybe Padma Lakshmi hasn't had enough people to talk to while on bed rest during her pregnancy.
Q&A: Chicken Pox and Pregnancy.
Find out what happens if you think you've been exposed to chicken pox during your pregnancy.
Kim & Kanye GET SHADY In Miami, Debunk Pregnancy Rumors (But Kim's EX Is Expecting Though.).
Woman charged with holding fraudulent cancer fundraiser also charged with faking pregnancy.
Woman charged with faking pregnancy to defraud .
There is no generally accepted explanation for the excess risk of adverse pregnancy outcome after short interpregnancy intervals.
Getting Enough of the Essential Fatty Acid DHA During Pregnancy May Help Prevent Colds in Newborns, Study Finds.
Pregnancy rumors and speculation are swirling around the world but the lady in question is saying nothing.
Yesterday the ACOG replaced their 2007 guidelines with new ones that suggest that IUDs and implants should be viewed as "first-line recommendations" for all women seeking to prevent pregnancy, Today reports.
When Stacy refused to abort her pregnancy, the father took off, leaving her with $575 in unpaid bills.
Man jokingly takes pregnancy test, finds out he has testicular cancer.
Family planning is the most effective tool we have in reducing unintended pregnancy and abortion.
Junky TV shows enjoyed by a woman in her third trimester of pregnancy.
As if pregnancy isn't challenging enough, with all of its emotional ups and downs, weight gain, etc.
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In science:

Additional covariates include mother’s smoking status during pregnancy, gestational age and birth-weight standardized for age (1 = abnormal, 0 = normal).
A generalized linear mixed model for longitudinal binary data with a marginal logit link function
They said at the time of pregnancy the mother should be tested and if the infant has any of the symptoms or signs of down syndrome the child should be aborted.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
The nature of the cervical mucus influences the likelihood of fertilization in humans: There is a good correlation between the hydration of the cervical mucus and the incidence of pregnancy [242].
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
There are seven potential predictors of diabetes recorded for this group; number of pregnancies (NP); plasma glucose concentration (PGC); diastolic blood pressure (BP); triceps skin fold thickness (TST); body mass index (BMI); diabetes pedigree function (DP) and age (AGE).
Estimating the evidence -- a review
We also consider a “pregnancy” period: after giving birth, a mother stays one timestep (year) without reproducing.
The Penna model for biological ageing on a lattice: spatial consequences of child-care
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