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 perinatally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of perinatal in a Sentence

The doctor took steps to prevent perinatal infection.

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My story has a happy ending, but not every case of postpartum depression does—suicide is a leading cause of death in perinatal women. Minhae Shim Roth, Glamour, "Postpartum Depression Treatment Made Me Feel Helpless—Women Deserve Better Options," 25 Mar. 2019 Technically, your doctor should already be screening you for perinatal depression. Korin Miller, SELF, "How New Recommendations on Perinatal Depression Might Change Your Next Prenatal Appointment," 14 Feb. 2019 The group is part of Dr. Green and her colleagues’ treatment program for perinatal anxiety at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Andrea Petersen, WSJ, "Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication," 3 Nov. 2018 The new perinatal programs adapt longstanding, effective psychological treatments for anxiety and depression. Andrea Petersen, WSJ, "Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication," 3 Nov. 2018 Although there aren’t many yet, innovative parent education programs targeting men during the perinatal period are emerging. Joyce Y. Lee And Shawna J. Lee, Houston Chronicle, "Study: Fathers are forgotten by parenting programs," 17 June 2018 In 2009, she was welcomed to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in the specialized field of perinatal lactation. Alice Adams, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Chronicle recognizes Top 15 Nurses for excellence, dedication," 2 May 2018 The good news, Rope explained, is that all perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are treatable, and there are very effective treatments for all of them. Elissa Strauss, CNN, "What women should know before seeing 'Tully'," 11 May 2018 The analysis found that compared with waiting for labor to begin, induction was associated with fewer perinatal deaths, stillbirths and cesarean sections. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Inducing Labor at Full Term May Be Best Bet," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of perinatal

1944, in the meaning defined above

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perinatal

adjective

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 perinatally (audio) \ adverb

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