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antepartum

[ an-tee-pahr-tuhm ]
/ ˈæn tiˈpɑr təm /
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adjective
of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery:If there are special concerns, your doctor may order antepartum testing starting at 32 weeks.
adverb
in or during the period that precedes childbirth; before delivery: When given antepartum, this medication can cross the placenta.
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Origin of antepartum

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1905–10
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Medical definitions for antepartum

antepartum
[ ăn′tē-pärtəm ]

adj.
Of or occurring in the period before childbirth.
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