antepartal

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antepartum

 [an″te-pahr´tum]
occurring before childbirth, with reference to the mother. Spelled also ante partum. Called also antepartal and prepartal.
antepartum/postpartum before or after childbirth; in the problem classification scheme of the omaha system this is defined as a client problem in the physiologic domain.

antepartal

/an·te·par·tal/ (an″te-pahr´t'l) antepartum.

antepartal

[an′təpär′təl]
Etymology: L, ante + parturire, to have labor pains
pertaining to the period spanning conception and labor.

antepartal

occurring before the young is born.

antepartal paralysis
see antepartum paralysis.
antepartal recumbency
inability to rise, without other signs, during the last one or two weeks of pregnancy is observed in cows and rarely other species. Thought to be due to pressure of fetus on peripheral nerve supply to hindlimbs. Cesarean section is the preferred and satisfactory treatment.