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Pregnancy was probably the best and the hardest thing I'll ever go through. I know for a lot of women, it can be wonderful and relatively easy.
Mariah Carey

Meaning of "pregnancy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PREGNANCY

pregnancy  [ˈprɛɡnənsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PREGNANCY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pregnancy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PREGNANCY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the development of one or more offspring, known as an embryo or fetus, in a woman's uterus. It is the common name for gestation in humans. A multiple pregnancy involves more than one embryo or fetus in a single pregnancy, such as with twins. Childbirth usually occurs about 38 weeks after conception; in women who have a menstrual cycle length of four weeks, this is approximately 40 weeks from the start of the last normal menstrual period. Human pregnancy is the most studied of all mammalian pregnancies. Conception can be achieved through sexual intercourse or assisted reproductive technology. An embryo is the developing offspring during the first 8 weeks following conception, and subsequently the term fetus is used until birth. In many societies' medical or legal definitions, human pregnancy is somewhat arbitrarily divided into three trimester periods, as a means to simplify reference to the different stages of prenatal development. The first trimester carries the highest risk of miscarriage. During the second trimester, the development of the fetus can be more easily monitored and diagnosed.

Definition of pregnancy in the English dictionary

The definition of pregnancy in the dictionary is the state or condition of being pregnant. Other definition of pregnancy is the period from conception to childbirth.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PREGNANCY


benignancy
bɪˈnɪɡnənsɪ
consonancy
ˈkɒnsənənsɪ
dissonancy
ˈdɪsənənsɪ
dominancy
ˈdɒmɪnənsɪ
impertinency
ɪmˈpɜːtɪnənsɪ
incontinency
ɪnˈkɒntɪnənsɪ
lieutenancy
lɛfˈtɛnənsɪ
malignancy
məˈlɪɡnənsɪ
oppugnancy
əˈpʌɡnənsɪ
permanency
ˈpɜːmənənsɪ
pernancy
ˈpɜːnənsɪ
pertinency
ˈpɜːtɪnənsɪ
prevenancy
ˈprevənənsɪ
prominency
ˈprɒmɪnənsɪ
pseudopregnancy
ˈsjuːdəʊˌprɛɡnənsɪ
regnancy
ˈrɛɡnənsɪ
repugnancy
rɪˈpʌɡnənsɪ
stagnancy
ˈstæɡnənsɪ
tenancy
ˈtɛnənsɪ
undertenancy
ˈʌndəˌtɛnənsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PREGNANCY

prefund
pregame
preganglionic
pregenital
preggers
preggy
preglacial
pregnability
pregnable
pregnancies
pregnancy test
pregnant
pregnantly
pregnenolone
pregrowth
preguide
pregustation
prehab
prehalluces
prehallux

WORDS THAT END LIKE PREGNANCY

Anancy
assured tenancy
concernancy
cotenancy
ectopic pregnancy
false pregnancy
fancy
fixed-term tenancy
life tenancy
nancy
periodic tenancy
phantom pregnancy
poignancy
predominancy
regulated tenancy
secure tenancy
shorthold tenancy
sonancy
sublieutenancy
subordinancy
subtenancy

Synonyms and antonyms of pregnancy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PREGNANCY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pregnancy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pregnancy

Translation of «pregnancy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PREGNANCY

Find out the translation of pregnancy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pregnancy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pregnancy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

怀孕
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

embarazo
570 millions of speakers

English

pregnancy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गर्भावस्था
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَمْل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

беременность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gravidez
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গর্ভাবস্থা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

grossesse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kehamilan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schwangerschaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

妊娠
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

임신
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Meteng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự có thai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கர்ப்ப
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गर्भधारणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gebelik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gravidanza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ciąża
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вагітність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sarcină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγκυμοσύνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

swangerskap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

graviditet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

graviditet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pregnancy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PREGNANCY»

The term «pregnancy» is very widely used and occupies the 5.757 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PREGNANCY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pregnancy

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10 QUOTES WITH «PREGNANCY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pregnancy.
1
Mara Brock Akil
I think pregnancy, like life, is what you make it. I received a good hand. I'm thankful and blessed and so peaceful and can't wait to welcome my son.
2
Carol Alt
I think that what scares me more than getting fat during pregnancy is the responsibility of a child.
3
Madisen Beaty
Most people, almost everyone knows of a teen mom. Teen pregnancy rates are growing, and we need to bring awareness to that.
4
Christie Brinkley
After the first miscarriage, I tried to take the attitude that it was my body's way of telling me that this pregnancy wasn't meant to be.
5
Sarah Wayne Callies
Hospitals are great places, and you can learn from them, but you don't necessarily need to go in anytime you get the sniffles. And maybe you shouldn't treat pregnancy as a disease.
6
Mariah Carey
Pregnancy was probably the best and the hardest thing I'll ever go through. I know for a lot of women, it can be wonderful and relatively easy.
7
Charisma Carpenter
When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did, you fear that you'll never get back in shape.
8
Karen DeCrow
If a woman makes a unilateral decision to bring pregnancy to term, and the biological father does not, and cannot, share in this decision, he should not be liable for 21 years of support... autonomous women making independent decisions about their lives should not expect men to finance their choice.
9
Nora Ephron
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.
10
Jane Fonda
If we as a nation are to break the cycle of poverty, crime and the growing underclass of young people ill equipped to be productive citizens, we need to not only implement effective programs to prevent teen pregnancy, but we must also help those who have already given birth so that they become effective, nurturing, bonding parents.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PREGNANCY»

Discover the use of pregnancy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pregnancy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other ...
Reading The Natural Pregnancy Book is like having your own personal herbalist and midwife at your side.
Aviva Jill Romm, 2011
2
What to Expect When You're Expecting: 4th Edition
Overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor (a pregnant woman's best friend), this new edition is more accessible and easier to use than ever before. It's everything parents-to-be have come to expect from What to Expect...only better?
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, 2008
3
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir
The teenager famed for faking a pregnancy as part of a social experiment describes the family and cultural history of teen pregnancy that shaped her life, her observations about how she was treated when she pretended to be pregnant and her ...
Gaby Rodriguez, 2012
4
Pregnancy
It is also the time for the family to cope with this major change. This book informs women (and their partners) on what to do and expect when they are planning or going through a pregnancy.
Doctorndtv.Com, 2009
5
Pregnancy: The Inside Story
The author draws on thousands of hours of listening to mothers to explore various aspects of 'the inside story'.
Joan Raphael-Leff, 2001
6
Pregnancy: The Ultimate Week-by-week Pregnancy Guide
An up-to-date, thorough guide to pregnancy offers a week-by-week overview of fetal development, as well as straightforward, supportive advice on how to promote a healthy pregnancy, real-life labor, essential preparations for parenthood, ...
Laura Riley, 2006
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The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to ...
Unique and innovative, this book is packed with helpful tools readers won't find anywhere else, including charts highlighting the risks of using various over-the-counter drug products during pregnancy, tables summarizing the functions of ...
Ann Douglas, 2011
8
Teenage Pregnancy: The Making and Unmaking of a Problem
Focusing on the period from the late-1990's to the present, "Teenage pregnancy" examines who is likely to have a baby as a teenager, the consequences of early motherhood and how teenage pregnancy is dealt with in the media.
Lisa Arai, 2009
9
Tackling Teenage Pregnancy: Sex, Culture and Needs
Teenage pregnancy rates in the UK are among the highest in Western Europe. This book explains the issues surrounding pregnancy in the early teenage years and ties in with recent government initiatives.
Ruth Chambers, Gill Wakley, 2001
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Pre-Teen and Teenage Pregnancy: A 21st Century Reality
It is an issue that has implications for individuals across a range of professions and disciplines.This book is written for nurses, midwives, doctors, social workers and teachers, as well as students of sexual and reproductive health and ...
June Leishman, James Moir (PhD.), 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PREGNANCY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pregnancy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Grant helps Clinton County fight teen pregnancy
FRANKFORT – Jade Mullinax and her high school boyfriend were sexually active without using birth control for close to three years before she ... «Journal and Courier, Jul 15»
2
Experts concerned about high rate of ultrasound exams during …
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The average woman who delivered a baby last year had five ultrasound exams during pregnancy. That's according to an ... «fox4kc.com, Jul 15»
3
Coco and Ice-T Confirm Pregnancy News and Share Her First Baby …
It's true: Coco and Ice-T have a baby on the way! E! News reported late Sunday night that Coco, 36, and Ice-T, 57, are expecting their first child ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
4
How Does Kandi Burruss' Mother Truly Feel About The Pregnancy?
While Kandi Burruss is thrilled about the pregnancy, many fans are wondering how her mother feels about the baby. Mama Joyce hasn't been ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
5
MVHC Chosen to Implement New Pregnancy Program
Ranked 47th, Ohio is now implementing a Centering Pregnancy Model to try and combat this crisis. Ohio leaders, in collaboration with the ... «WHIZ, Jul 15»
6
I Learned I Was Pregnant and Had Cancer on the Same Day
I learned during my first pregnancy that your immune system prioritizes protecting the baby over protecting you. It's why pregnant women aren't ... «GoodHousekeeping.com, Jul 15»
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Kim Kardashian shows off her pregnancy figure in fitted white dress …
She showed off a big pregnant belly when she went to a performance of Phantom Of The Opera with her family in Hollywood on Sunday. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
'General Hospital' Actress Teresa Castillo Announces Second …
She has not said exactly how far along she is, but it looks like she could be possibly around five months along in her second pregnancy. Teresa ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
9
EATING FOR TWO: And other myths and truths about a healthy …
Even if you're overweight, you need to gain weight during pregnancy, Schwerdt said. But you need less of a gain than a woman who is ... «Duluth News Tribune, Jul 15»
10
'Young And Restless' Drama: Pregnancy Shockers Shake Up Genoa …
Sharon and Dylan have the ultrasound and see their baby for the first time. Though many fans felt certain that Sharon was faking this pregnancy ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»

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