(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. reproduction, fertilization, gestation, gravidity, propagation, parturiency, germination, fecundation, productivity, fertility.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
gestation, fertilization, incubation, *the family way, parturiency.
abortion, spontaneous: miscarriage
before labor: antepartum
blood discharge before labor: bloody show
brown patches on pregnant woman’s skin: *mask of pregnancy, chloasma
dark line on pregnant woman’s belly: linea nigra
embryo, earliest form of: blastocyst
false pregnancy: pseudocyesis
fetal movement, mother’s first perception of: quickening
fluid: amniotic fluid
fluid secreted from breast prior to birth: colostrum
fluid withdrawal from uterus, test: amniocentesis
genetic test sampling of placenta: chorionic villus sampling
implantation of fertilized eggs, mechanical: in vitro fertilization
nausea: morning sickness
optical examination of fetus through scope: fetoscopy
organ providing nutrients and oxygen to fetus from mother: placenta
premature birth, abnormality leading to: incompetent cervix
semen, artificial deposit of: artificial insemination
sympathetic pregnancy symptoms of father: couvade
three-month division: trimester
ultrasound picture of fetus: sonogram
uterus, development of egg outside of: ectopic pregnancy
see baby, birth
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The condition of carrying a developing fetus within the uterus: gestation, gravidity, gravidness, parturiency. See REPRODUCTION.

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