births, marriages and deaths

conceive – to give birth

pros and cons of confinement (old fashioned, to give birth and recuperate)


heartburn – a burning discomfort behind the lower part of the sternum

inducing labour

Caeserian operations

When the time came, I was in labour for twenty-three hours 

forceps delivery – extraction of the foetus from the maternal passages by the application

of forceps to the child’s head

post-natal depression – depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to mothehood, and fatigue


plaintiff – a person who brings a case against another in a court of law

trial separation  – an experimental period of living alone

civil marriage

a registry office

white wedding – a traditional Christian marriage in a church, at which the woman who is getting married wears a white dress

stag party / hen party

solicitor (lawyer in the UK)

vicar – the priest

maintenance of a baby is quite expensive

holy matrimony (sakrament malzenstwa) – a Christian phrase used to describe marriage, esp by a priest or minister in a wedding ceremony


dissolve – annul

award a decree nisi

decree nisi – wyrok tymczasowy

decree absolute – wyrok rozwodowy ostateczny


kick the bucket

from natural causes – of old age

asphyxiate – udusic suffocate

choke to death on a fish-bone

stabbed to death with a sword or knife

presumed death – smierc domniemana

mercy killing – euthanasia

garotting – wykonanie egzekucji poprzed uduszenie skazanego

stillborn – dead at birth

malnutrition – niedozywienie

cot deaths – nagla smierc lozeczkowa

bloodbath – rzez, masakra

posthumously – (for example dedicated to someone after death ) – posmiertnie

hearse – karawan do przewozenia zmarlych

a vehicle for conveying a coffin to a church or cemetery

wreaths – wieniec, girlanda

epitaph – epitafium, komentarz

headstone – nagrobek








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