the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
Alternative spelling of mother ship.
The human act or process of giving birth; parturition.
The period of time spent in the uterus between conception and birth. Gestation in humans is about nine months.
An instance of being pregnant:
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