EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAMILY-WAY
The princess became in the family-way; and the king was obliged to go to another kingdom.
She is in the family-way, this summer 1737, a very young lady still; result thought to be due—When?
If a woman in the family-way looks into the window, where there is a corpse, the baby will be dumb.
Oh, in order that the overseers may not work the women in the family-way overmuch.
Mrs. Stoddart conjectures she is in the family-way again, and those kind of conjectures generally prove too true.