family way

family way

n. Informal
The state of being pregnant: My neighbor is in a family way.
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FAMILY WAYS Dr George McGavin introduces the primate family
Individually wrapped singles, frozen divorced compartments, six-pack widows all express themselves while women wait in family ways, all bulging baskets, squirming young.
And being with Concord Jazz now, it is like revisiting the family ways that we had at A&M.
Our comprehensive product line, which continues to grow, is supported by patient education information, such as the Family Ways program for expectant mothers, available only through healthcare professionals," Hassan said.