perinatal

adjective
peri·​na·​tal | \ ˌper-ə-ˈnā-tᵊl How to pronounce perinatal (audio) \

Definition of perinatal

: occurring in, concerned with, or being in the period around the time of birth perinatal mortality perinatal care

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Other Words from perinatal

perinatally \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈnā-​tᵊl-​(l)ē How to pronounce perinatal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of perinatal in a Sentence

The doctor took steps to prevent perinatal infection.
Recent Examples on the Web Both studies are limited to a single health care system, and Gaw noted that the quality of each system has a marked impact on perinatal outcomes. Carolyn Barber, Fortune, "New COVID studies bring some holiday cheer for pregnant women," 23 Dec. 2020 In July, Nayeli Balderas, 30, who lived close to Iztapalapa, reached out to Guadalupe Hernández Ramírez, an experienced perinatal nurse and the president of the Association of Professional Midwives in Mexico. New York Times, "In Mexico, Childbirth in Covid’s Shadow," 22 Dec. 2020 The study found that Black people experienced the largest increase in perinatal suicidality of any single racial group — increasing from 0.2% per 100 in 2006 to 0.9% in 2017. Shefali Luthra, USA TODAY, "New research finds dramatic growth in suicidal thoughts and self-harm during and after pregnancy," 20 Nov. 2020 There are perinatal mood disorders where moms may feel overly connected to their baby. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Postpartum depression expert explains birth trauma," 20 Oct. 2020 For Todd Hochberg, a photographer in Illinois, photographing perinatal loss is part of his life's work and has become a routine practice for him -- capturing the most intimate moments in the hours and minutes after a couple has lost a child. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "Chrissy Teigen's heartbreaking announcement highlights the stigma around pregnancy loss," 2 Oct. 2020 About one in five moms, or as many as two in five moms can develop a perinatal mood disorder. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Postpartum depression expert explains birth trauma," 20 Oct. 2020 Riley Hospital for Children has a neonatal intensive care unit, which will still house patients once the maternity tower opens, said Barbara Hidde, clinical program manager for perinatal levels of care. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, "A look inside Riley's new maternity tower: Building on Riley's past for its future," 7 Oct. 2020 In states that opted in, pregnant people’s likelihood of losing insurance in the perinatal period dropped by 10 percentage points. Shefali Luthra, USA TODAY, "Pregnancy-related death is a national crisis. Medicaid expansion could help address that.," 19 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of perinatal

1944, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Perinatal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perinatal. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for perinatal

perinatal

adjective
How to pronounce perinatal (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of perinatal

medical : happening during or around the time of birth

perinatal

adjective
peri·​na·​tal | \ -ˈnāt-ᵊl How to pronounce perinatal (audio) \

Medical Definition of perinatal

: occurring in, concerned with, or being in the period around the time of birth perinatal mortality perinatal care

Other Words from perinatal

perinatally \ -​ᵊl-​(l)ē How to pronounce perinatal (audio) \ adverb

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