- of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery.
Origin of antepartum
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1905–10
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Word Origin and History for antepartum
1908, from Latin phrase ante partum "before birth" (see postpartum).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or occurring in the period before childbirth.
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