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Definition of "antenatal" [an•te•na•tal]

  • Occurring before birth; prenatal: antenatal diagnostic procedures. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antenatal" in a sentence
  • "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."