from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In obstetrics, prior to the delivery of the child.
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Our only problem was that their girls were allowed to run all over the place, and they drove the staff on ante-partum and NICU crazy.
Headed by Sonali Shivlani, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), a non-profit, will offer two-year training courses for labour doula, ante-partum doula, post-partum doula, child birth educator and lactation educator.
When she had checkups, nurses in the ante-partum unit had to stand on either side of the doctors’ examining table to support Sheila’s belly, because the table couldn’t hold all of her midsection.