Share this entry

Share this page

antenatal

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

Definition of antenatal in English:

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

informal Back to top  

Derivatives

antenatally

1
adverb
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.

Words that rhyme with antenatal

fatal, hiatal, natal, neonatal, ratel

Definition of antenatal in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something