(third-person singular simple present falls pregnant, present participle falling pregnant, simple past fell pregnant, past participle fallen pregnant)
- (intransitive, formal or literary) To become pregnant.
- We were delighted when I fell pregnant with my first son.
- Likely a biblical reference in origin; seen as turning pregnancy into an activity solely involving the woman and freeing the man from responsibility. See also http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/07/26/do2602.xml for an analysis of the word's etymology.