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    She's having a baby.

    Dear Teachers,

    I have a question about 'She's having a baby.'
    Without any context, what do you think this means?

    I'd like to know whether people say this phrase meaning 'She is pregnant' without any context.

    I once heard this sounded like ' she is eating a baby', so I should avoid this expression when I want to say 'She is expecting a baby.'

    Tnank you in advance. aoko

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    Re: She's having a baby.

    "She's having a baby" is really a short form of "She is going to have (give birth to) a baby (in the future)".

    Have, in this context, means 'give birth to'.

    It's fine to use this phrase with that meaning. Very commonly used, and would never be misunderstood by a fluent user of English.


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    Re: She's having a baby.

    Thank you Mel!

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