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A Pregnancy is Just as Sweet - No Matter What You Call It Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on June 13th, 2013

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A Pregnancy is Just as Sweet - No Matter What You Call It


Pregnancy Euphemisms

Pregnancy SuccessIt's amazing how many euphemisms there are to use instead of saying pregnancy. So many ways to announce the news that you want to share with the world.


Here are just a few:


  1. A bun in the oven
  2. In the family way
  3. Knocked up (a personal favorite)
  4. Preggers
  5. Preggo
  6. With child
  7. Pea in the pod
  8. Up the duff (British!)
  9. Caught short
  10. The rabbit died
  11. Eating for two
  12. Sperminated
  13. Incubating
  14. Gestating
  15. Updating the family tree
  16. Growing a person
  17. Glowing
  18. Expectant
  19. Expecting
  20. Storked


So many different ways of describing what we are longing for. Some more respectful than others, no doubt. Still, all saying what it is we want to be. Out of the infertility world, away from fertility treatments and finally pregnant.




Say it any way you want. Just be able to say it.


And give yourself a break if it takes you a while to get used to the idea. You may even feel a bit numb at first. After all, you’ve been on a mission, one foot in front of the other.


And now here’s the good news.


It’s true. It’s here.


You’re pregnant.


Say it any way you like.


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About Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.