noun. ['məˈtɝːnɪti'] the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus.
- physiological condition
- placenta previa
- physical condition
- ectopic gestation
- morning sickness
- ectopic pregnancy
- extrauterine gestation
- physiological state
- entopic pregnancy
- extrauterine pregnancy
- ill health
Words that Rhyme with Maternity
Example sentences of the word maternity
1. Noun, singular or mass
If your parents' policy is a large group policy, you might not be covered for maternity care.
As of this writing, the Affordable Care Act requires maternity coverage in all small group and individual policies.
Quotes containing the word maternity
1. No woman in maternity confinement can have stranger and more impatient wishes than I have.
- Søren Kierkegaard
noun. ['məˈtɝːnɪti'] the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother.
- parental quality
- maternal quality
noun. ['məˈtɝːnɪti'] the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother.
- family relationship