Pregnancy vs Prepregnancy - What's the difference?

pregnancy | prepregnancy |


As a noun pregnancy

is (countable) the condition of being pregnant.

As an adjective prepregnancy is

before the onset of pregnancy.

pregnancy

English

Noun

(pregnancies) (wikipedia pregnancy)
  • (countable) The condition of being pregnant.
  • * 2012 , Caroline Davies, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce they are expecting first baby'' (in ''The Guardian , 3 December 2012)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/03/duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-expecting-baby?intcmp=122]
  • News that the duchess is in the "very early stages" of pregnancy with the third-in-line to the throne was officially released after she was taken to the King Edward VII hospital in central London, suffering from hyperemesis gravidarun, very acute morning sickness.
  • The period of time this condition prevails.
  • (uncountable) The progression of stages from conception to birth.
  • Synonyms

    * gestation * gravidity

    See also

    * with child

    prepregnancy

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Before the onset of pregnancy.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 13, author=Nicholas Bakalar, title=Childbirth: Cutting Caffeine Not Found to Affect Birth Weight, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=After adjusting for prepregnancy weight, smoking status and other variables, the average birth weight of babies in the decaf group was a statistically insignificant one-half ounce higher than that of babies in the coffee-drinking group. }}