expectant expectant  /ɪk ˈspɛk tənt/


  1. (adj) marked by eager anticipation
  2. (adj) in an advanced stage of pregnancy


  1. Bishop says a major concern for expectant fathers is how their relationship with their wives or girlfriends will change.
  2. Every expectant mother somehow learns whether she is expecting a boy or a girl.
  3. E-Mail a Friend Virtual Fetus Ultrasound images allow expectant parents to see grainy images of their developing fetus.


  1. Jennifer Love Hewitt Debuts Baby Bump and Engagement Ring

    The expectant Client List star steps out in Italy with her fiancé and costar Brian Hallisay
    on June 13, 2013     Source: People Magazine

  2. Pregnant Kim Kardashian Goes Makeup-Free, Ditches Heels and Flaunts Baby Bump in Tight Black Top—See the Pic!

    At eight months pregnant, Kim Kardashian has finally let go of her glamorous look. And she's still just as gorgeous. The expectant E! star was spotted in Malibu Tuesday, where she...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: E! Online

  3. New National Survey Ranks Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford Tops in Northern California and One of ...

    As a recognition of preeminence in caring for children and expectant mothers, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Bruce said: "To play here in front of a big crowd, and expectant crowd, you have to have a certain mentality. We have got to be bigger than the expectation and the groans because we didn't get the second one. We have got to be able to take the ball...
    on Dec 12, 2009 By: Steve Bruce Source: ESPN

  2. "Everybody is a little bit expectant about what we can achieve this year," Ballack told The Press Association. "We have a new manager and we play a new system. We played it under Jose Mourinho when I arrived, and it feels different not to...
    on Aug 18, 2009 By: Michael Ballack Source: Goal.com

  3. Andrew Lansley, the Shadow Health Secretary, said: "I find it astonishing that Patricia Hewitt can mislead expectant mothers and unemployed midwives by making this announcement without acknowledging the shortage of midwives, that antenatal classes...
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Andrew Lansley Source: Times Online

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