• (noun): The kinship relation between an offspring and the mother.
    Synonyms: motherhood
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on maternity:

Ayrshire Central Hospital - Departments - Maternity and Neonatal Units
2006 the hospital provided neonatal intensive and special care associated with in-patient maternity services ... were usually at home or at the nearby Buckredden Maternity Home in Kilwinning ... Maternity services moved to the new Ayrshire Maternity Unit at Crosshouse Hospital in August 2006 ...
Maternity Clothing - History
19th century maternity clothing was tailored to hide pregnancy ... For many decades during the 20th century, maternity wear was considered a "fashion backwater." Pinafores were the most common style and were often sold through nursery shops ... Maternity clothing hasn't generally been considered a potentially profitable area for most major clothing manufacturers ...
Maternity Den - Examples
... The Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus, creates a maternity den either in an earthen subterranean or in a snow cave ... The maternity den is the organism's shelter for most of the winter ... the pregnant female polar bears begin looking for a maternity den ...
Longfleet - Today
... area of the district, with the main site located on the east side of Longfleet Road and the maternity unit is situated on St Mary's Road, which runs north-easterly ... The site of the maternity unit and the adjacent private hospital was once the site of a workhouse built in 1839 ... It was used eventually as a wing of the maternity hospital, but was demolished in 1979 ...
Nursing In India - Maternity
... In 1797 a Lying-in-Hospital (maternity) for the poor of Madras was built with the help of subscriptions by Dr ...

More definitions of "maternity":

  • (noun): The state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus.
    Synonyms: pregnancy, gestation

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