an·​te·​na·​tal | \ ˌan-ti-ˈnā-tᵊl How to pronounce antenatal (audio) \

Definition of antenatal

chiefly British
: prenatal antenatal diagnosis of birth defects

Other Words from antenatal

antenatally \ ˌan-​ti-​ˈnā-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce antenatal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of antenatal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The updated advice means that women may have their partner or support person with them in the birth unit and postnatal and antenatal wards during the current COVID-19 outbreak where Greater Sydney is in lockdown. Alicia Vrajlal,, 3 Aug. 2021 According to the study, 55% of the need for midwives is for antenatal, childbirth and postnatal care. Alice Broster, Forbes, 11 May 2021 His mother received antenatal care and gave birth in a medical facility, where health professionals encouraged skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding. New York Times, 29 Apr. 2021 The patient is a pregnant woman being admitted for delivery or presenting for prenatal care, ultrasound, genetic counseling and/or associated procedure, antenatal testing, or other prenatal visit. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 12 Aug. 2020 Last year, another study linked the work of ASHAs to a rise in antenatal care visits and a near doubling of institutional deliveries, or babies born inside a health facility. Hema Ramaprasad And Reshmi Chakraborty, CNN, 31 May 2020 And antenatal corticosteroids will be rolled out around the world to treat lung disorders that are a major cause of newborn mortality. Stat Staff, STAT, 30 Dec. 2019 Pregnancy, Prescribed Prenatal depression (also known as antenatal depression) is a type of clinical depression that affects women during their pregnancy. Glamour, 3 Dec. 2019 For example, a couple at your antenatal class declare their plan to delay vaccination. Maryke Steffens, Quartz, 2 Nov. 2019 See More

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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an·​te·​na·​tal | \ -ˈnāt-ᵊl How to pronounce antenatal (audio) \

Medical Definition of antenatal

chiefly British
: prenatal antenatal diagnosis of birth defects antenatal patients antenatal clinics

Other Words from antenatal

antenatally \ -​ē How to pronounce antenatal (audio) \ adverb
Altogether 57 cases from 31,000 pregnancies were detected antenatally. — Tim Radford, The Guardian (London)

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