pregnancy

     

Pregnancy (latin graviitas) is the carrying of one or more offspring, known as a fetus or embryo, inside the uterus of a female human. In a pregnancy, there can be multiple gestations, as in the case of twins or triplets. Human pregnancy is the most studied of all mammalian pregnancies. Obstetrics is the medical field that studies and treats pregnant patients.

Trivia about pregnancy

  • With the 35-pound "Empathy Belly" in the news in 1991, men could experience the feeling of this
  • At U. Penn in the '30s, long before PETA, Maurice Friedman devised the "rabbit test" to check for this
  • A physics prize was awarded for analytically determining why women in this condition don't tip over
  • The three members of our staff, seen here, are all in this condition