antepartum

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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·te·par·tum

(an'tē-par'tŭm),
Before labor or childbirth. Compare: intrapartum, postpartum.
[ante- + L. pario, pp. partus, to bring forth]
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an·te·par·tum

(an'tē-pahr'tŭm)
Before labor or childbirth.
Compare: intrapartum, postpartum
[ante- + L. pario, pp. partus, to bring forth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

antepartum

Before a baby is delivered.
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