Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Occurring before birth; prenatal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Happening or being before birth; pertaining or relating to times, occurrences, or conditions previous to birth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Before birth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective occurring or existing before birth

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective occurring or existing before birth

Etymologies

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From Latin ante ("before") + Latin nātālis ("natal"), from nāscor ("to be born")

Examples

  • 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.

    Less than a month to go...

  • 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.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • 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.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • 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.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • 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.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 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.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • Next week, Brown Girl will be sharing her antenatal experience & more.

    Interview Thursday: "It is my belief that men must be involved in protecting women’s rights..." - NDQ

  • Next week, Brown Girl will be sharing her antenatal experience & more.

    A girl Child and Her Dream....

  • 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.

    The MDG Advocates: Replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

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