em·bry·on·ic dia·pause / em.brie.on.ik die-a.pause
putting pregnancy on hold for some reason. These can include waiting for better baby raising conditions, or waiting to see if the first child survives.
embryonic diapause in a sentence: mother quokkas use embryonic diapause to make sure they have a joey to raise.
examples of embryonic diapause in nature: quokkas, polar bears, kangaroos, armadillos