MATERNITY-the period during pregnancy and shortly after childbirth
Alice is going to give birth to a baby, she is now on maternity leave. Alice is planning to spent this maternity leave with her parents.

Magee, by agreement the maternity hospital of the university of Pittsburgh, is perhaps the most modern and complete maternity hospital in America.

The general manager was on maternity leave, and she rifled through several drawers before locating a bottle of painkillers.