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EXPECTANT. Having relation to, or depending upon something; this word is frequently used in connexion with fee, as fee expectant.

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A conscientious, egalitarian expectant mother may want to wait to find out the sex of the baby because she doesn't want to create an environment that reinforces old gender stereotypes.
James Cook deals with just over 4,000 expectant mums every year.
The study included data from 172 healthy, expectant mothers living in London, Ontario, between 1995 and 2011.
There is a variety of stress management techniques that may be beneficial in reducing stress in the expectant mother.
Together, these three resources provide the most credible, comprehensive support available for new and expectant parents learning about a diagnosis of Down syndrome.
In contrast, in countries such as the US, expectant parents are aware of new healthcare possibilities such as stem cell banking and therapy as physicians are mandated to share information on the benefits.
The hospitals also reminded expectant mothers and those who have just given birth to visit their GPs to receive the vaccination.
Yesterday theWelsh Assembly announced that a 21-year-old expectant mother was one of two women with swine flu who had died.
The health, diet, and behavior of the expectant mother is critically important in giving birth to a properly developed and healthy baby.
EXPECTANT West Yorkshire mothers will each receive pounds 190.
This three-armed randomised controlled trial compared the use of clomifene citrate for ovarian stimulation or unstimulated intrauterine insemination for six months to expectant management in 580 women in the UK with unexplained infertility.