Talking or writing about having a baby
talking about a baby
or foetus medical
a baby when it is developing in its mother's body: There is strong evidence that smoking can affect the unborn child.
a baby who was born very recently
a baby who is too young to walk or talk
talking about being pregnant
the time when a woman has a baby developing in her body: It was an easy pregnancy.
♦ Maria felt sick throughout her pregnancy.
be expecting (informal)
to be pregnant: Did you know that Sarah is expecting?
used for describing medical care that is given to women who are pregnant: I've got an appointment at the antenatal clinic tomorrow.
relating to the period before and just after a baby is born: maternity clothes
♦ six months' maternity leave
when a baby is born
the process of being born
the process of helping a woman with the birth of her baby: an easy delivery
♦ the delivery room
the period of giving birth, from the time a woman starts feeling pains until the time the baby is born
someone who is trained to help women give birth
a medical operation to deliver a baby by making a cut in the woman's stomach
the birth of a baby before it has developed enough to stay alive
used for describing a baby who is born before the usual time