maternity has definitions from the field of obstetrics
1
[ noun ] the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother

Examples

"the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children"

Related terms

parental_quality maternal

2
[ noun ] (obstetrics) the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

Synonyms

gestation pregnancy

3
[ noun ] the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother

Synonyms

motherhood

Related terms

kinship

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