pregnancy


pregnancy
noun
ADJECTIVE
early
late
full-term, post-term
healthy, normal
successful
difficult

She had a difficult pregnancy with her first child.

high-risk
ectopic

emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy

multiple

twins or other multiple pregnancies

first, second, etc.
teen (esp. AmE), teenage
out-of-wedlock, unwed (both esp. AmE)
unintended, unplanned, unwanted

There are thousands of unwanted teenage pregnancies every year.

VERB + PREGNANCY
have
avoid, prevent

They took no precautions to avoid pregnancy.

plan

50% of all pregnancies are not planned.

confirm

The doctor confirmed my pregnancy and told me to come back at 12 weeks.

continue, continue with

the difficult decision about whether to continue with a pregnancy

hide

I tried hard to hide my pregnancy.

abort, end, terminate

the right of a woman to terminate her pregnancy

PREGNANCY + VERB
progress

Here's what can happen as your pregnancy progresses.

go to full term, go to term

women whose pregnancies have gone to term

PREGNANCY + NOUN
test

a home pregnancy test kit

rate

Teen pregnancy rates have fallen.

complications
PREPOSITION
during (a/the) pregnancy, in (a/the) pregnancy

Lower blood pressure is common in early pregnancy.

throughout (a/the) pregnancy

You will be tested throughout your pregnancy.

PHRASES
carry a pregnancy to term

a woman who intends to carry her pregnancy to term


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Pregnancy — Preg nan*cy, n. 1. The condition of being pregnant; the state of being with young. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively: The quality of being heavy with important contents, issue, significance, etc.; unusual consequence or capacity; fertility. Fuller.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pregnancy — 1520s, from PREGNANT (Cf. pregnant) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pregnancy — [n] gestation child bearing, fertilization, germination, gravidity, gravidness, impregnation, parturiency, propagation; concept 427 …   New thesaurus

  • pregnancy — ► NOUN (pl. pregnancies) ▪ the condition or period of being pregnant …   English terms dictionary

  • pregnancy — [preg′nən sē] n. pl. pregnancies the condition, quality, or period of being pregnant …   English World dictionary

  • Pregnancy — For pregnancy in non human animals, see Pregnancy (mammals). Pregnancy Classification and external resources A pregnant woman at the end of the second trimester. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • pregnancy — /preg neuhn see/, n., pl. pregnancies. the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant. [1520 30; PREGN(ANT) + ANCY] * * * Process of human gestation that takes place in the female s body as a fetus develops, from fertilization to birth (see… …   Universalium

  • Pregnancy — The state of carrying a developing embryo or fetus within the female body. This condition can be indicated by positive results on an over the counter urine test, and confirmed through a blood test, ultrasound, detection of fetal heartbeat, or an… …   Medical dictionary

  • pregnancy — n. the period during which a woman carries a developing fetus, normally in the uterus (compare ectopic pregnancy). Pregnancy lasts for approximately 266 days, from conception until the baby is born, or 280 days from the first day of the last… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pregnancy — n. 1) to terminate a pregnancy 2) an ectopic; false; full term; normal pregnancy * * * [ pregnənsɪ] false full term normal pregnancy an ectopic to terminate a pregnancy …   Combinatory dictionary


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