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  • n. The medical study of the life and development of fetuses and infants during the perinatal period.

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  • n. a branch of obstetrics focusing on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies.

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  • n. the branch of obstetrics concerned with the anatomy and physiology and diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the mother and the fetus or newborn baby during late pregnancy and childbirth and the puerperium


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From Ancient Greek περί ("around or about") + Latin natus + -ology


  • "We tested this in women of all ethnic groups, and it was effective," said Roberto Romero, principal investigator of the trial and chief of the NIH's perinatology research branch.

    Gel Lowers Preterm-Delivery Risks, Study Finds

  • Headed by Dr. Brad Bootstaylor, SEE BABY is the first high-risk obstetrics medical practice in the U.S. to incorporate a chic upscale spa-like feel within a perinatology office, that cares for "High-Risk" pregnancy.


  • For example, in the written arguments to the court (called briefs) defending Texas 'anti-abortion law, lawyers for the State of Texas described in extraordinary detail "how clearly and conclusively modern science - embryology, fetology, genetics, perinatology, all of biology - establishes the humanity of the unborn child."

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  • The findings were presented today at the 30th Annual Society for M.ternal-Fetal M.dicine meeting by Dr. Roberto Romero, M. D, chief of the perinatology research branch and program head for perinatal research and obstetrics at the NICHD.

    Science Blog

  • The findings were presented at the 30th Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting by Dr. Roberto Romero, chief of the perinatology research branch and program head for perinatal research and obstetrics at the NICHD. see all Health News stories

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  • The tertiary medical center's acclaimed programs include eight nationally recognized centers of excellence (cardiovascular diseases, neurosciences, orthopedics, kidney stone service, gastroenterology, perinatology/neonatology, tertiary retinal surgery and transfusion-free medicine & surgery) and other specialties supported by distinguished physicians with national and international reputations.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The Center has gained a reputation as the premier resource in the region for state-of-the-art perinatology, the care and support of the unborn child. - Local News

  • [T] here is Dr. Janet Mitchell, 58, the daughter of a butler and a maid who became chief of perinatology at Harlem Hospital Center and a national advocate for black pregnant women with H.I.V. In 1992, she purchased a handsome and affordable brownstone in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

    The Home Equity Theft Reporter

  • Armour is a certified nurse practitioner in women's health care and perinatology and holds registry as a diagnostic medical sonographer in obstetrics and gynecology, specializing in fetal diagnostics.


  • There also is emphasis on studying the normal and abnormal events that occur with the mare and foal in late pregnancy and just before giving birth (equine perinatology) in order to be able to recognize problems with the foals earlier, and thus prevent future problems. News


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