Pregnancy Vocabulary – English Like A Native


guess what I’m up the Duff I’ve got a
bun in the oven I’m expecting we’re having a baby
yep these are all ways that you might say I’m pregnant
and everyone Anna English here and today we’re learning pregnancy vocabulary.
During my time of pregnancy I realised that there are lots and lots of words
that are very specific to pregnant people and before we discover all that
exciting pregnancy vocabulary I just want to say a huge thank you to today’s
sponsors Cambly. Now Cambly have a very exciting new product which is aimed
specifically at young people, as in children, and if you want to hear more
about that, if you have young people in your life that you want to help to learn
English, then stay tuned till the very end when I’m going to tell you a bit
more about that. So let’s get started. So the first thing you do if you think
that you are up the duff, if you think you’re expecting, if you think that you
are with child, mmm or that you have a bun in the oven, then you will take a
pregnancy test. Once you’ve taken the test and it comes back as positive
hurrah you’re pregnant, hopefully you’re very
happy about that, the next thing you’ll do is go to the doctors to find out
exactly when your baby is due to arrive. Now the word due is used a lot when
talking about baby’s expected arrival. So the day when you are expected to give
birth to that child is your due date. So throughout your pregnancy the medical
professionals will ask when is your due date or when are you due, and as a
interested friend or family member you might say “oh you’re pregnant how
wonderful congratulations. When is the baby due or when are you due?” meaning
when are you due to give birth and now that you’re pregnant you might refer to
yourself as a mum-to-be. I’m a mum to be or if you are the
partner of someone who’s pregnant you might refer to yourself as a dad-to-be
or as a couple you could be parents-to-be To be or not to be? That is the
question. Now your pregnancy will last for approximately nine months this is
called the term so if your baby gets all the way to nine months, 40 weeks
approximately then you are at full term and your baby will hopefully be born
full-term. If your baby is born earlier than 37 weeks of pregnancy then your
baby is preterm and then we refer to that baby as premature. These nine months
are separated into three sections. We have one to three months is the first
trimester. The first trimester. The time when you are the most unwell probably.
Then we have the time when your bump, your belly really expands and this is
the second trimester month four to month six, the second trimester. Then you
have the very uncomfortable final trimester which is referred to as the
third trimester which is month seven up to month nine. The third trimester.
Throughout your pregnancy you are going to suffer with a number of pregnancy
symptoms for example fatigue heartburn cramps sleepless nights those types of
things but there are a couple of symptoms that are very specific to
pregnancy they are morning sickness and this is
the nausea that you experience specifically in pregnancy. Morning
sickness, and stretch marks. Now stretch marks are the scars and marks that you
get on your skin when your skin is expanding with pregnancy. Stretch marks
can also be associated with rapid growth or weight gain and as you’re gaining
weight you are going to need to buy some special clothes.
Now these clothes are referred to as maternity wear, maternity wear. And you
can describe individual items like maternity jeans and maternity bras
maternity leggings, maternity dress. Let’s now look at some very common medical
terms that you will hear throughout your pregnancy. First off we have placenta, plancenta. The placenta is a very important interface between baby and
mother it’s where they attach to each other. It’s how the mother passes things
like oxygen and food and all the stuff the baby needs from her through to the
baby and the placenta is attached to the baby via the umbilical cord.
Umbilical, umbilical cord. Now the baby is technically referred to as a foetus a
foetus which has a different spelling between British and American this is the
British spelling a bit weird and the very sensible American spelling. The baby
lives very comfortably inside the woman’s womb, womb, no b on the end. It’s
a silent letter the womb or the uterus the uterus and inside the womb they are
surrounded by amniotic fluid, amniotic fluid, which keeps them safe, protected
from infections and protected from getting bumps and bashes when mum bangs
her tummy into things because she’s clumsy. Now the opening to the womb which
allows the baby to come out eventually is called the cervix, the cervix. And on a
very sad note if the pregnancy doesn’t continue, if something goes wrong and the
baby doesn’t survive the pregnancy it’s called a miscarriage, a miscarriage. Now
throughout the pregnancy you will check on your little one to make sure
everything is progressing well via a scan you will have a scan. You can have a
2d scan or a 4d scan which is what we had
and it was amazing to see our little baby’s face all squishy and gorgeous. And
a couple of other events that you might mark throughout your pregnancy are a
baby shower, which is a party to celebrate a woman moving into motherhood,
I did do a video about baby showers I’ll put it in the description box below and
up here as well if you want to look at it, and you may also go on a babymoon
which is a holiday that you have with your partner to enjoy the time that you
have left before the baby comes and turns your world upside down.
I had a babymoon in Italy, again I will link that video down in the description
box below if you’re interested in seeing what I got up to on my babymoon.
Throughout your pregnancy you’ll be looked after by your doctor and by a
midwife a midwife is a medical professional who specialises in looking
after pregnant women and going through labor and childbirth with them. As well
some women also decide to have a doula.
A doula is like a birthing coach, someone
who helps you through labor and through childbirth now at the end of your
pregnancy you will be rewarded with a beautiful baby a gorgeous little bundle
of joy just like little baby English here. Isn’t it cute? Of course I’m going
to say that I’m his mother I love him absolutely adore him. As a new parent
it’s very important to me that I can provide my child with the best
opportunities in life especially when it comes to education and that’s why I was
very pleased to hear that Cambly have created a new course especially for
children to learn English. Now this course has been designed by the children
experts and is based on the u.s. curriculum. Now the course lasts for 12
months but there are three options that you can
take, you can either have two lessons a week, five lessons a week or seven
lessons a week. Each lesson is 30 minutes long so your child won’t get bored and
they are online so it’s convenient. And your child can learn from the safety and
comfort of home and the lessons are also recorded so you can revisit them over
and over again without having to pay any extra and surprisingly these lessons are
the cheapest on the market but for some added reassurance you also will get a 14
day money back guarantee so if you’re interested in your child learning
English then why not check out Cambly ‘s course for kids by clicking on that
link in the description box just below. What do you think Jacob? I just want to
say thank you so much for joining us I do hope you found that helpful if you
have any other pregnancy related words that you think I missed out then please
do put them in the comment section below. Don’t forget to give this a like,
subscribe click the notification bell and I will see you next time. Bye!

100 Replies to “Pregnancy Vocabulary – English Like A Native”

  1. Congratulations my teacher ,I miss you a lot . It's good to see you again , I am happy for the new baby you have.

  2. Pregnancy related words aren't mentioned in the video :
    Embryo
    Postmature
    Lanugo
    Feeding (breastfeeding)
    C-Section
    Puerperium

  3. You naturally are very beautiful . No need to put deep makeup. So you are much more beautiful in this video than in other videos where with deep makeup . 🙂

  4. Congratulations for your baby, Anna! I'm sure he'll have the same amazingly gorgeous and magnetic smile his mammy has. (~_^)

  5. Any name ideas already? I wouldn't mind if you wished to call him Tân (it's Vietnamese, and it means 'new' – so you can guess why I gave myself the English surname Newton) :D, or Tanya if it's a girl.

  6. Congratulations Anna. Baby's wonderful. You must be looking forward to it.
    In Brighton, I watched every day while charging the tablet in the bed before sleeping.
    It would be a wonderful time to meet Anna here at the edge of Tokyo in Japan. (Yaussi.jimdofree.com)

  7. Congratulations dear Anna! Your baby is beautiful 😍. I'm interested for the children course. I live in Germany. Best regards.

  8. Congrats, contacted you through your website to buy a course, but no-one responds to emails apparently! why would you promote courses if no queries about courses can be answered!

  9. A very energetic lesson. Unbelievable that you have so much energy, having only one hour of sleep a day. Unless you have recorded this lesson a long time ago.

  10. My oh my! I know that being a young mom suits all women, but you're adorable! You look just fantastic! Unbelievable! I just can't look away! I don't need to know all these terms, but I keep on watching and watching and watching… you… 💛 Oh, and of course, congratulations on the arrival of the new member of mankind, your beautiful son Jacob!!! I hope he will become as a wonderful person as you are! XOXOXO 🙂 💛

  11. Hi Anna, I'm very enjoy to follow your videos, so all of them are very good and well presented. This last lesson is specifically for women but it's also benefits for men who are curious to know the vocabulary and what you have explained of the processus of pregnancy: inside of the uterus- fœtus- baby…etc. Thanks lot dear teacher and bye for now!

  12. Could you make video about baby's vocabulary? Please (I have some English friends with baby and I strangle when they need help and I don't know the names of the baby stuff) thanks that was a nice video. By the way your baby is gorgeous!

  13. You are great mother in the world.🙏🙏How I can speak English frequently ma'am pls help me🙏🙏..I'm from India 💕💕

  14. I miss anna l was also expecting and my fourth baby Came te life on november 11th. if u really have a new born so congratulation

  15. My Mother was British, and came to the U.S. after WWII. She had quite the shock when she asked some American house guests to knock her up in the morning. 🙂 She hated that slang term until the day she died!

  16. Congratulations Anna! I'd like to thank you for the great job you're doing, giving us hope in learning English…

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