- occurring during or pertaining to the phase surrounding the time of birth, from the twentieth week of gestation to the twenty-eighth day of newborn life.
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Then, as now, an attitude of complacency around maternal and perinatal mortality gets in the way of action.Beyond ‘Downton Abbey’: Preeclampsia Maternal Deaths Continue Today
Eleni Tsigas, Christine Morton
January 28, 2013
- of, relating to, or occurring in the period from about three months before to one month after birth
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- Of, relating to, or being the period around childbirth, especially the five months before and one month after birth.
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