prenatal

adjective
pre·​na·​tal | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈnā-tᵊl How to pronounce prenatal (audio) \

Definition of prenatal

1 : occurring, existing, performed, or used before birth prenatal care a prenatal test prenatal vitamins
2 : providing or receiving prenatal medical care a prenatal clinic prenatal patients

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Other Words from prenatal

prenatally \ (ˌ)prē-​ˈnā-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce prenatally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of prenatal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When a hospital in London recently went into partnership with a football stadium to give women a safe place for their prenatal check-ups during the pandemic, midwives were among the staff immediately brought in to help. The Economist, "Midwives wanted The pandemic is making America rethink its shunning of midwifery," 20 June 2020 First, prenatal providers would need to open their doors to fathers. Paul Florsheim And David Moore, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Opinion: It's time to help men become fathers by giving them the prenatal care they need," 18 June 2020 Mamas-to-be will love the prenatal vitamins($41; motiva.com) made with vegetables, herbs, and probiotics. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "10 Black-Owned Wellness Companies to Help You Practice Self-Care Right Now," 17 June 2020 Ohio was close to the national average in the percentage of uninsured low-income infants and toddlers, babies with low birthweight, late or no prenatal care and pre-term births, the report found. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Babies of color face challenges that deny them strong start in life, new national report says," 15 June 2020 In 2016, a 13-year study conducted in Mexico found that higher prenatal exposures to fluoride were associated with lower intelligence test scores for children later on. oregonlive, "Federal court battle could change fluoridation of water for millions," 9 June 2020 After inundating us with prenatal information, my doctor sent me to the lab for blood work. Safa Zaki, refinery29.com, "Lessons From My Late Mother: How I Survived A Miscarriage In COVID-19," 26 May 2020 In the six weeks since then, prenatal care for Marissa has become a blend of at-home virtual visits with her midwife and in-office appointments every couple of weeks to undergo examinations and blood tests. Marina Starleaf Riker, ExpressNews.com, "‘It’s one of the silver livings’: How COVID-19 pandemic could boost access to maternal health care," 25 May 2020 When the hospital resumed obstetric services in 2013, mothers no longer had to drive at least 30 minutes to get prenatal care or just skip it altogether and hope for the best. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Jacksboro’s ‘lifeblood’ rural hospital feels abandoned during pandemic," 24 May 2020

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First Known Use of prenatal

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Jul 2020

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“Prenatal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prenatal. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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prenatal

adjective
How to pronounce prenatal (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of prenatal

medical : relating to pregnant women and their unborn babies

prenatal

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

Medical Definition of prenatal

1 : occurring, existing, performed, or used before birth prenatal care the prenatal period prenatal testing prenatal vitamins
2 : providing or receiving prenatal medical care a prenatal clinic a prenatal patient

called also antenatal

— compare intranatal, neonatal, postnatal

Other Words from prenatal

prenatally \ -​ē How to pronounce prenatally (audio) \ adverb

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