A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (state of being a mother)
a. motherhood
Cada año, menos mujeres se ven forzadas a elegir entre una carrera profesional exitosa y la maternidad.Every year, less women are forced to choose between a successful professional career and motherhood.
La artista hizo un collage con fotos de mujeres embarazadas para celebrar la maternidad.The artist made a collage with pictures of pregnant women to celebrate motherhood.
b. maternity
La maternidad le sienta a Susan: ¡está preciosa con su panza de embarazada!Maternity suits Susan - she looks beautiful with her pregnant belly!
2. (unit in a hospital)
a. maternity ward
El parto salió bien. La madre todavía está en la maternidad.The labor went fine. The mother is still in the maternity ward.
3. (health center)
a. maternity hospital
¡Llévame a la maternidad ahora mismo! ¡Mi hermana está a punto de dar a luz!Take me to the maternity hospital now! My sister is about to deliver her child!
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cualidad)
a. motherhood
2. (hospital)
a. maternity hospital
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1 (estado) motherhood; maternity
2 (hospital) (also casa de maternidad) maternity hospital
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