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Obstetrics House cleaning by a woman in late pregnancy, which is more common with the first-born child, fancifully likened to birds building a nest before laying and hatching eggs. Cf Empty nest syndrome
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nestingObstetrics Frenetic house cleaning by a ♀ in late pregnancy, which is more common with the first-born child, fancifully likened to birds building a nest and preparing to lay and incubate chicks
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Preparation by a pregnant mother for childbirth and the care of her anticipated newborn, e.g., by cleaning house and furnishing or decorating the newborn's room.
2. Wrapping or surrounding an infant with soft protective insulating materials, e.g., blankets or towels.
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