It normally occurs during weeks six and eight of pregnancy, when the placenta takes over production of hormones from the ovaries.
Instead of a virtual punch in the ovaries, Paltrow should get a round of applause.
ovaries, so safe and well,” Fageeh intones, “so you can make lots and lots of babies.
1650s, from Modern Latin ovarium "ovary" (16c.), from Medieval Latin ovaria "the ovary of a bird" (13c.), from Latin ovum "egg," from PIE *owyo-/*oyyo- "egg" (see egg (n.)). In classical Latin, ovarius meant "egg-keeper."
ovary o·va·ry (ō'və-rē)
One of the paired female reproductive organs that produce ova and certain sex hormones, including estrogen. Also called oophoron.
ovarian adjective (ō-vâr'ē-ən)