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 The Dobbs decision is also putting even nonpregnant women’s health in jeopardy. Lindsay Beyerstein, The New Republic, 2 Aug. 2022 Research shows pregnant people who get the virus are more likely to be admitted to intensive care, receive invasive ventilation and die than their nonpregnant peers. Ali Swenson, ajc, 12 Aug. 2021 Pregnant women are getting vaccinated against the coronavirus at a lower rate than their nonpregnant peers, according to a new report released Tuesday, and the uptake is particularly low among those age 18 to 24 as well as Black and Hispanic women. Christopher Snowbeck, Star Tribune, 15 June 2021 Among 91,412 women of reproductive age with coronavirus infections, the 8207 who were pregnant were 50% more likely to end up in intensive care units (ICUs) than their nonpregnant peers. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, 4 Aug. 2020 The vaccine response for lactating women was similar to nonpregnant women after their booster dose. Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2021 Breastfeeding women boosted their response more effectively than pregnant women after the second dose, and the quality of their immune response more closely resembled that of nonpregnant women., 27 Oct. 2021 The researchers also found that 14 percent of pregnant women reported a fever after their second vaccine dose, compared to 52 percent of nonpregnant women. New York Times, 13 May 2021 Our findings are consistent with studies of nonpregnant individuals, suggesting that adequate social support calms the body’s responses to stress. Rebecca Brooker, The Conversation, 12 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nonpregnant

1854, in the meaning defined above

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

Medical Definition of nonpregnant

: not pregnant

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