to term

idiom

medical
: to the natural end of a pregnancy
She carried the baby to term.

Examples of to term in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advocates argue that some women have also fallen through the cracks as the number of women who have been forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term as a result of the ban remains unknown. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 And there absolutely have been attacks against facilities that provide actual choices to women — walking with them, facing all the questions about what bringing a pregnancy to term and choosing a parenting plan might look like. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, 18 Dec. 2023 Her only options would be to carry the pregnancy to term, knowing that her baby would not survive, or travel to another state to get care. Nadine El-Bawab, ABC News, 14 Dec. 2023 Now in Louisiana—which has the highest maternal mortality rate in the United States, and where homicide is the leading cause of death for pregnant women—women are being forced to carry fetuses without skulls to term. Essence, 10 Nov. 2023 Our modern culture is one that tells teens that bringing a child to term will wreck their family’s prospects, and mark them as freaks. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 10 Nov. 2023 Throughout Silicon Valley, the hype is often focused on all the wonderful things AI can create, from art to music to term papers. WIRED, 3 Nov. 2023 Many women, especially in the South, have turned to methods outside the U.S. medical system or carried their pregnancies to term, researchers said. Margot Sanger-Katz, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2023 According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the centers’ goal back when Roe v. Wade was in effect was to persuade women to carry their pregnancies to term rather than have abortions. Audrey Dutton, ProPublica, 3 Oct. 2023 See More

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“To term.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20term. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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