non·​preg·​nant | \ ˌnän-ˈpreg-nənt How to pronounce nonpregnant (audio) \

Definition of nonpregnant

: not pregnant safe for nonpregnant patients

Examples of nonpregnant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After receiving the vaccine, pregnant women reported pain at the injection site more frequently, and headaches, chills and fevers less frequently than nonpregnant women, researchers said. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, "Messenger RNA COVID vaccines likely safe for pregnant women: Study," 21 Apr. 2021 In fact, pregnant women were nearly three times as likely as nonpregnant women to require ICU care. Mark Johnson,, "A Wisconsin mom gave birth in a COVID-19 coma before slipping to the brink of death," 18 Mar. 2021 For the other, nonpregnant women, the death rate was 0.1. Julie Mazziotta,, "YouTuber Grace Victory Wakes from Coma 3 Months After Giving Birth While Sick with COVID," 9 Mar. 2021 Experts say the safety of the new mRNA vaccines, which do not contain live virus, would probably be similar in pregnant and nonpregnant people., "Pregnant women agonize over unknowns of taking the coronavirus vaccine," 1 Jan. 2021 The resulting information along with initial safety data from nonpregnant individuals in clinical trials could then have been reviewed by experts to determine how and when the vaccines should be formally evaluated in pregnant women., "Pregnant women agonize over unknowns of taking the coronavirus vaccine," 1 Jan. 2021 The data so far suggests that pregnant women are not any more susceptible to COVID infection than nonpregnant women. Carolyn Barber, Fortune, "New COVID studies bring some holiday cheer for pregnant women," 23 Dec. 2020 An earlier study did not find a higher risk of death among pregnant Covid patients, but the pregnant patients in the new study were 1.7 times more likely to die than nonpregnant patients. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "Pregnant Women Face Increased Risks From Covid-19," 2 Nov. 2020 Pregnant women may also be more likely to receive COVID-19 testing compared to nonpregnant women, researchers say. Maggie O'neill,, "The CDC’s New Report on COVID-19 and Pregnancy Links Coronavirus Infections to Preterm Births," 17 Sep. 2020

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpregnant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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non·​preg·​nant | \ -ˈpreg-nənt How to pronounce nonpregnant (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonpregnant

: not pregnant

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