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Pregnancy and Babyhood – Äitiys ja Vauvan Syntymä

Pregnancy and babyhood are important parts of a parent’s life. Learn some Finnish vocabulary related to birth and babies. You can find more age and aging related vocabulary here.

Finnish English
sairaala hospital
keskenmeno miscarriage
kohtu womb
raskaana pregnant
raskaus pregnancy
syntyä to be born
synnyttää to give birth
syntymä birth
synnytys childbirth
imettää to breast-feed
imeä to suck
tutti dummy
nalle bear
lelu toy
pehmolelu soft toy
tuttipullo baby’s bottle
helistin rattle
potta potty
vaippa nappy
kehto cradle
lastenrattaat pushchair
päiväunet nap
uniasu sleeping suit
Finnish English
äiti mother
odottava äiti expecting mother
pikkulapsi infant
vauva baby
esikoinen first-born
kuopus last-born
kätilö midwife
lastenhoitaja nanny
lastenkaitsija babysitter
identtiset kaksoset identical twins
lastenvaunut pram, baby carriage
mennä tutimaan to go beddy-byes
nimenantotilaisuus naming ceremony
raskausarpi stretchmark
raskauspahoinvointi pregancy nausea
unettomuus sleeplessness
vauvan kantolaukku carrycot
lapsenlisä child benefit
äitiysavustus maternity leave
äitiysloma maternity leave
isyysloma paternity leave
äitiysraha maternity pay
kastaa to baptise
kaste christening

Example Sentences

Below, you can find some random example sentences you could use when talking about pregnancy and babyhood.

Finnish English
Olen raskaana. I’m pregnant.
Laskettu aika on tammikuussa. The due date is in January.
Synnytys oli helppo. The delivery was easy.
Synnytys oli traumaattinen. The delivery was traumatic.
Synnytys kesti 48 tuntia. The delivery took 48 hours.
Synnytin sairaalassa. I gave birth in the hospital.
Kätilö avusti synnytyksessä. The midwife helped with the birth.
Mieheni oli läsnä synnytyksessä. My husband was present at the delivery.
Mieheni oli tukenani. My husband supported me.
Esikoiseni syntyi keskiyöllä. My first-born was born at midnight.
Menetin lapseni ennenaikaisesti. I lost my child prematurely.
Vauvani syntyi kuolleena. My baby was born dead.
Imetys ei vain onnistunut. Breastfeeding just didn’t work.
Vauva nukkuu yön yli. The baby sleeps through the night.

That’s it for the vocabulary on pregnancy and babyhood! Next, you could check out some childhood vocabulary!

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