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Adjective: parturient  paar'tûr-ee-unt [N. Amer], paa'tyûr-ee-unt [Brit]
  1. Of or relating to or giving birth
    "parturient pangs"; "the parturient uterus"
     
  2. Giving birth
    "a parturient heifer"

See also: incipient, nascent