The term "birth mother" is sometimes used erroneously to indicate a woman who is pregnant and making an adoption plan; however, sensitivity to language has grown and these women are most often correctly called "pregnant women" or, if they have given birth and not yet relinquished their parental rights, "mothers."
During the last few years, some women have expressed their dislike of the term "birth mother" and other terms, such as "first mother" have come into use.
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