The state of being a mother; motherhood.
The character of a mother; maternal quality; motherliness.
For use during pregnancy; as, a maternity outfit.
Concerning motherhood and looking after children
Pantyhose constructed specifically for expectant mothers that provides an expanded panty and higher waistband for comfortable wear during pregnancy.
the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother
the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother; "the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children"
Service or care for a woman during pregnancy
In essence, it is motherhood.
means any condition that is pregnancy related. Maternity care includes prenatal and postnatal care, and care for the complications of pregnancy, such as ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), elective abortion, or cesarean section.
Dolly Has Three Mommies: The sheep who got cloned by donating her cellular nuclear DNA, the sheep who supplied the host cell and the bits and flakes of mitochondrial DNA, and the sheep who provided the womb and actually gave birth to Dolly. Theoretically, there could be a fourth: the adoptive mother. That's a lot of mutton.
Maternity is the fourth episode of the first season of House and the fourth episode overall.