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noun as in period of being pregnant with child

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Denied the opportunity to attend medical lectures, she studied midwifery at the maternity hospital.

I founded Emilia George when I was seven months pregnant based on months of frustration with a lack of high-quality maternity wear that was comfortable on my skin, professional-looking, and functional.

From Fortune

The maternity photos show a visibly pregnant new mama draped in nude fabric and with golden sunlight flooding the room.

Some of the most wanted imported products are maternity items, cosmetics and vitamin supplements.

You’re not afraid that they would go on maternity or paternity leave.

From Fortune

Certainly paid paternity leave is part of it (and in the U.S., we need paid maternity and paternity leave).

“He was talking about getting rid of Savannah two weeks off her maternity leave,” says the NBC News type.

Maternity leave and all that stuff is super important to me.

In a familiar story, the U.S. has no law guaranteeing any paid maternity leave and is the only industrialized nation to do so.

Berman urges pork producers to call them “maternity pens” instead.

Jane Tuke had been married four or five years, but had no children, and the lack seemed to have intensified her maternity.

Never has the cult of maternity been better formulated—never has the practice of it been more carefully studied.

And it is especially needful for woman, for the great peculiar function of maternity requires the finest muscular power.

Maternity imposes on woman a heavy burden, and before the discovery of birth control, a burden that is continuous.

Sick and wounded had similarly to be provided for; so had the inmates of maternity establishments.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to maternity, such as: gestation, motherhood, parenthood, and maternology.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.