From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- "Pregnancy demonstrates the deterministic character of woman’s sexuality. Every pregnant woman has body and self taken over by a chthonian force beyond her control. In the welcome pregnancy, this is a happy sacrifice. But in the unwanted one, initated by rape or misadventure, it is a horror. Such unfortunate women look directly into nature’s heart of darkness. For a fetus is a benign tumor, a vampire who steals in order to live. The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way." -- Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae (1990)
Pregnancy is the carrying of one or more embryos or fetuses by female mammals, including humans, inside their bodies. In a pregnancy, there can be multiple gestations (for example, in the case of twins, or triplets). Human pregnancy is the most studied of all mammalian pregnancies.
- Maieusiophilia is a sexual attraction to pregnant women.
- Pregnancy in film: Mom and Dad (1945) - Rosemary's Baby (1968) - Demon Seed (1977) - The Brood (1979)