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Perinatal vs. Prenatal

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Perinataladjective

Of or pertaining to the time around birth.

‘Perinatal HIV infection of infants is a problem in sub-Saharan Africa.’;

Prenataladjective

Being or happening before birth.

Perinataladjective

occurring during the period around birth (5 months before and 1 month after);

‘perinatal mortality’; ‘perinatal care’; ‘the prenatal period’; ‘antenatal care’;

Prenatalnoun

A person who is expecting to give birth.

Perinataladjective

relating to the time, usually a number of weeks, immediately before and after birth.

Prenatalnoun

A dietary supplement to be taken by somebody expecting to give birth.

‘She was recommended a course of zinc prenatals.’;

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Prenataladjective

Being or happening before birth.

Prenataladjective

occurring or existing before birth;

‘the prenatal period’; ‘antenatal care’; ‘postnatal development’;

Prenataladjective

before birth; during or relating to pregnancy

‘prenatal development’;

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