Pregnancy has a way of expanding your vocabulary. You go from normal words that you’ve used your whole adult life to an entirely new vernacular; one that you’re expected to pick up and understand right away. There are special words to describe just about everything. The top of your uterus is no longer just the top of your uterus, your cervix has special adjectives, and just about everything that comes out of an orifice has a special new label.
Pregnancy is complicated.
I feel like every time I talk to one of my friends or go to a doctor’s appointment I pick up a new, and often horrifying, word. Some of them are not so bad, but every once in a while a totally creepy one will sneak in. And while I’m sure that I’m far from learning all the words that come along with being pregnant, these are the top 7 terms I had never heard before pregnancy. You can thank me for the definitions later.
What new words did you learn during pregnancy?
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