American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Occurring before birth; prenatal: antenatal diagnostic procedures.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Happening or being before birth; pertaining or relating to times, occurrences, or conditions previous to birth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Before birth.
- adj. occurring or existing before birth
- From Latin ante ("before") + Latin nātālis ("natal"), from nāscor ("to be born") (Wiktionary)
“I called the antenatal clinic to make sure that spending hours a day hiccupping was ok for the baby, and they assured me that it is.”
“Over the past decade, researchers have increasingly focused on so-called antenatal depression (depression during pregnancy) and its effect not only on mothers, but also on the development of the baby.”
“Maternal and child health services such as antenatal care, deliveries, post natal and neonatal care, and care of children up to 18 years of age.”
“True, rather more is spent on clinical preventive services such as antenatal care, newborn screening, childhood immunisation, cancer checks, contraception, eye tests, oral health and check-ups in general practice.”
“Next week, Brown Girl will be sharing her antenatal experience & more.”
“A new funding window would promote community health workers, antenatal care, safe childbirth, neonatal survival, and the control of neglected tropical diseases, within the context of building effective primary health systems.”
“But both antenatal depression and the use of antidepressant medications are associated with health risks to the newborn.”
“The same story is repeated all over the hospital: babies being diagnosed with HIV early enough to save their lives; men and women being restored to health after contracting TB; radiant mothers and babies at the antenatal clinic; smiles from the staff and heartfelt gratitude from the patients.”
“But routine antenatal care is failing to detect far too many babies who need help.”
“Current antenatal screening cannot identify all babies at risk, and research into how best midwives and doctors can deliver antenatal care to reduce stillbirth is welcomed.”
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Beformitables; previousness, past-referents, and origins.
before; in front
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