expectant


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See: imminent, pending, preparatory, prospective, ready, sanguine

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

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She waited, anxious, expectant, till she could stand the strain no longer, and with the weary mental appeal of the overburdened.
Ring merrily for births that make expectants writhe, and marriages that are made in hell, and toll ruefully for the dead whose shoes are worn already
In their secondary analysis from the HYPITAT trial, Tajik and colleagues reanalyzed the association between induction of labor and expectant management, focusing on the same outcomes (high-risk situations, cesarean delivery, adverse neonatal outcomes), but they stratified their data by cervical status.
This study aims to assess expectant fathers' social support, marital intimacy and health status during the third trimester of their partners' pregnancies.
Mothercare, in Kingston Park, Newcastle, is hosting a Baby and Me Club expectant parent event on February 23, from 7pm to 9pm.
Expectant mothers have described the policy as "discriminatory", especially to those new mothers who will be breastfeeding.
Conclusion: Management outcome of induction of labor in term prelabor rupture of membranes is better than expectant management.
Expectant mothers who have served their country, along with fathers-to-be are welcome, said Diane Ahrens, auxiliary president.
An expectant woman in Uganda became one of the victims of the struggling health services in the country when her husband put her in the boot of a car before transporting her to hospital to deliver.
Management of tubal ectopic pregnancy is done by either medical, salpingectomy or salpingostomy or by expectant method depending upon feasibility.
Objective: To compare the safety and effectiveness of expectant management with medical management by misoprostol in cases of first trimester miscarriage.
It would require shopping centers and major retailers to designate at least one parking spot for expectant mothers and create a safe and secure area for women to breastfeed.