antepartum

[an-tee-pahr-tuh m]
Compare postpartum.

Origin of antepartum

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1905–10
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Word Origin and History for antepartum
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

antepartum in Medicine

antepartum

[ăn′tē-pärtəm]
adj.
  1. Of or occurring in the period before childbirth.
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