[an-tee-pahr-tuh m]

adjective Obstetrics.

of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery.

Compare postpartum.

Origin of antepartum

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for antepartum

1908, from Latin phrase ante partum "before birth" (see postpartum).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

antepartum in Medicine




Of or occurring in the period before childbirth.
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