Antenatal (adjective)

Occurring or done before birth.


Early 20th century, from ante- (before) + latin natalis (related to birth).


  1. Antenatal care is essential for the health of both the mother and the baby.
  2. Antenatal classes are designed to help expectant parents prepare for the birth of their baby.
  3. Antenatal testing is used to detect any potential health problems with the baby.
  4. Antenatal care is important for the mother"s and baby"s well-being.
  5. Antenatal screening can detect some genetic disorders before the baby is born.
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