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Euphemisms for pregnancy

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PilauMice Thu 19-Jun-14 18:54:11

My fave is 'Up the duff'.

My Mum prefers 'In the club'.

Have you got any good ones to add?

RigglinJigglin Thu 19-Jun-14 18:57:07

I like bun in the oven, I ate a lot of buns on that euphemism.

OverAndAbove Thu 19-Jun-14 19:09:23

I like "with child". I always found it made me feel saintly and biblical

rallytog1 Thu 19-Jun-14 19:25:11

"In a peculiar state". An archdeacon told me that one, so it must be real.

LastTango Thu 19-Jun-14 19:28:00

"Her health is a little delicate at the moment."

SteamTrainsRealAleandOpenFires Thu 19-Jun-14 19:30:33

"Up the spout"
"Knocked up"

MrsWombat Thu 19-Jun-14 19:31:02

[Not] In my condition.

"Confinement" is a really old one.

OleOleOle Thu 19-Jun-14 19:32:05

I talk about one having the duffage.

DH described one of his mate's wife as being diagnosed with pregnancy. He didn't mean it to be funny, but I laughed.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 19-Jun-14 19:33:36


Got one on the way

Growing a Human (less euphamism and more literalism)

In the family way

puddock Thu 19-Jun-14 19:34:24

I always liked enceinte.

JC74 Thu 19-Jun-14 19:34:28


OleOleOle Thu 19-Jun-14 19:34:57

When I was duffed, a colleague said to me "I hear you're carrying extra arms and legs". It took me a moment to realise what he meant.

hels71 Thu 19-Jun-14 19:35:28

"Busy"...(May have spent too long o the chalet school thread!!)

candycrushhater Thu 19-Jun-14 19:35:42

"In the family way"
Or, a really old fashioned one that a neighbour asked my Mum whilst my Gran was pregnant, "when will your Mum be better?" My mum's response was, "but my Mum's not ill!"

OleOleOle Thu 19-Jun-14 19:35:46

My grandma used to ask pregnant ladies when they were "better" rather than when they were due.

RigglinJigglin Thu 19-Jun-14 19:43:26

We heard a friend of a friend refer to his pregnant wife as 'the vessel' - couldn't believe our ears.

cashmiriana Thu 19-Jun-14 20:02:43

One you find a lot in 18th and 19th century literature is 'in an interesting condition'.

ItHasANiceRingWhenYouLaugh Thu 19-Jun-14 20:14:56

In the pudding club. grin

Knocked up, obv.


When my friend was pregnant with dd2 she said she was cooking!!!

SourSweets Thu 19-Jun-14 20:24:58

I love diagnosed with pregnancy!

My personal favourite is up the duff. Which I am! sorry, can't tell anyone in RL so had to get it in there grin

Velocirapture Thu 19-Jun-14 20:28:31


Oldraver Thu 19-Jun-14 20:31:59

My OH uses the word 'pupped'...I'd never heard it before and I find it horrible

Ownerofalittlechimp Thu 19-Jun-14 23:45:13

My MIL referred to me as a brood mare whilst I was pregnant, to my face & when telling other people "owner is a brood mare now/at the moment".

I like upduffed!

BrokenToeOuch Thu 19-Jun-14 23:48:39

'her without a telly' is how my neighbour referred to me grin

clam Thu 19-Jun-14 23:52:30

Broken That's HILARIOUS!! grin

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