Definition of antenatal in English:

antenatal

Syllabification: an·te·na·tal
Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēˈnādl
 
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adjective

[attributive]
Before birth; during or relating to pregnancy; prenatal: antenatal care
More example sentences
  • The document states that the hospital's maternity unit catered for the birth and antenatal care of 100 babies last year, compared with 270 born at Chippenham.
  • If you feel unsure about being at the birth, attending antenatal classes will help prepare you and give you confidence to know there's a place for you at the birth.
  • Public patients receive antenatal care and birth care at public hospitals, and care is provided by rostered midwives, residents, registrars, and staff obstetricians.

noun

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Derivatives

antenatally

adverb
More example sentences
  • In several large perinatal trials parents have been informed antenatally about the possible need for emergency intervention around the time of birth.
  • She said that several factors had improved survival of premature babies, including giving steroids antenatally to women in premature labour and use of surfactants in premature babies after delivery.
  • Although the diagnosis of many fetal abnormalities is now possible antenatally, the conundrum of what is the most appropriate treatment remains.

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