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maternal

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maternal/məˈtɚnəl/adjective
maternal
/məˈtɚnəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of MATERNAL  
: of or relating to a mother : motherly
   b  always used before a noun  : of or relating to a woman who is having a baby
always used before a noun  : related through the mother
— compare paternal

— maternally

adverb
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