01. My wife is [pregnant], and we are expecting the baby in May.
02. My [pregnancy] was pretty easy; I didn't really get sick, though I did get pretty tired at times.
03. Our cat is [pregnant] again, and she just had kittens about four months ago.
04. Apparently, elephants are [pregnant] for about two years before finally giving birth.
05. She and her boyfriend decided to get married after she got [pregnant] because they didn't want to upset their parents.
06. It is quite dangerous to drink alcohol during [pregnancy] because it can cause harm to the unborn child.
07. My wife only gained about 9 kilos during her [pregnancy], and people couldn't even tell she was going to have a baby until the last month or so.
08. Nora Ephron once said that if [pregnancy] were a book, they would cut the last two chapters.
09. The elephant's [pregnancy] is the longest of any mammal.
10. Scientists have discovered that [pregnant] mothers who eat spicy foods are more likely to have children born with hair on their head.
11. Hens do not have to be [impregnated] to lay eggs; the rooster is needed only to fertilize the egg.
12. During [pregnancy], a woman's uterus expands to 500 times its normal size.
13. [Pregnancy] specialists warn that using fertility drugs give couples a one-in-four chance of a multiple birth.
14. Female mosquitoes drink blood while they are [pregnant] in order to feed their eggs.
15. Many women experience nausea and vomiting during the first few months of [pregnancy].
16. Home [pregnancy] tests are inexpensive and reliable when done correctly.
17. New research indicates that eating garlic during [pregnancy] can cut the risk of raised blood pressure.
18. In Burma, there is a superstition that a [pregnant] woman should not eat bananas or the baby will be too big for a normal delivery.
19. A Rwandan proverb notes that [pregnancy] and fire cannot be kept secret.
20. A recent study suggests that a father's genes may play some role in determining how long [pregnancy] lasts.
21. According to the World Health Organization, one woman dies every minute in [pregnancy] or childbirth, due to a lack of proper medical care.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • prégnant — prégnant, ante [ pregnɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1570; de l a. fr. preindre « presser », lat. premere 1 ♦ Littér. Qui s impose à l esprit. (1962) Psychol. Structure prégnante. ⇒ prégnance. 2 ♦ Anglic. Qui contient de nombreuses possibilités, virtualités …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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