S: WHO – http://www.who.int/tdr/research/malaria/drug_safety_pregnancy/en/ (last access: 18 November 2014); WebMD – http://www.webmd.com/baby/features/tips-to-lose-baby-weight. (last access: 18 November 2014)
N: 1. 1520s from Latin praegnantem (nominative praegnans, originally praegnas) “with child,” literally “before birth,” probably from prae– “before” + root of gnasci “be born”; + -cy, abstract noun suffix of quality or rank, from Latin -cia, -tia, from Greek -kia, -tia, from abstract ending -ia + stem ending -c- or -t-. Literal use attested from 1590s.
2. The condition of having a developing embryo or fetus in the body, after union of an ovum and spermatozoon.
3. Cultural Interrelation: We can mention, among many others, Shakespeare’s Images of Pregnancy (1980) by Elizabeth Merilynne Sacks.
S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=pregnancy&searchmode=none y http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=pregnant&allowed_in_frame=0 (last access: 18 November 2014). 2. TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 18 November 2014). 3. http://www.amazon.com/Shakespeares-Images-Pregnancy-Elizabeth-Merilynne/dp/0312715951 (last access: 7 May 2016).