[ an-tee-pahr-tuh m ]
/ ˈæn tiˈpɑr təm /

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

Medicine definitions for antepartum


[ ăn′tē-pärtəm ]


Of or occurring in the period before childbirth.
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