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|Noun||1.||female parent - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"|
mater - an informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously
mother-in-law - the mother of your spouse
parent - a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
puerpera - a woman in childbirth or shortly thereafter
quadripara - (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of four pregnancies
quintipara - (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of five pregnancies
supermom - an informal term for a mother who can combine childcare and full-time employment
surrogate mother - a woman who bears a child for a couple where the wife is unable to do so; "a surrogate mother is artificially inseminated with the father's semen and carries the fetus to term"