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maternity

[mə′tərn·əd·ē]
(biology)
Motherhood.
The state of being pregnant.
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"I'm going, monsieur," replied Suzanne, "to Madame Granson, the treasurer of the Maternity Society, who, to my knowledge, has saved many a poor girl in my condition from suicide."
"Yes," said Suzanne, "a relation of Mademoiselle Cormon, the president of the Maternity Society.
As she made her way along the rue du Bercail, it came into her head that the Maternity Society, presided over by Mademoiselle Cormon, might be induced to complete the sum at which she had reckoned her journey to Paris, which to a grisette of Alencon seemed considerable.
Thus would I have man and woman: fit for war, the one; fit for maternity, the other; both, however, fit for dancing with head and legs.
Mary, at the sink, where Saxon was just finishing the last dish, untied Saxon's apron and kissed her with the sympathy that women alone feel for each other under the shadow of maternity.
A life of constant inaction, bodily and mental,--the friction of ceaseless ennui and discontent, united to the ordinary weakness which attended the period of maternity,--in course of a few years changed the blooming young belle into a yellow faded, sickly woman, whose time was divided among a variety of fanciful diseases, and who considered herself, in every sense, the most ill-used and suffering person in existence.
Julius Laspara no doubt knew which of his girls it was who, after casually vanishing for a few years, had as casually returned to him possessed of that child; but, with admirable pedantry, he had refrained from asking her for details--no, not so much as the name of the father, because maternity should be an anarchist function.
"Monsieur," replied the count, with a chilling air, "I am very happy to have been the means of preserving a son to his mother, for they say that the sentiment of maternity is the most holy of all; and the good fortune which occurred to me, monsieur, might have enabled you to dispense with a duty which, in its discharge, confers an undoubtedly great honor; for I am aware that M.
SELF-EMPLOYED mothers could be entitled to up to PS149 a week in maternity allowance.
SIALKOT -- Locals have turned the dangerous declared building of Daska's only maternity clinic, namely Govt Maternity Health Clinic, into a filth depot due to the alleged negligence of the of Sialkot Health Department.
Women's rights advocates and workers' groups celebrated the passing into law of the Expanded Maternity Leave Law (EMLL) that almost doubled the number of days for maternity leave.
Summary: Maternity vitamins and supplements are part of dietary supplements that are intended to be used before, after and during pregnancy.