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perinatology

 [per″i-na-tol´o-je]
the branch of medicine (obstetrics and pediatrics) dealing with the fetus and infant during the perinatal period.

per·i·na·tol·o·gy

(per'i-nā-tol'ŏ-jē),
A subspeciality of obstetrics concerned with care of the mother and fetus during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, particularly when the mother or fetus is at a high risk for complications.
Synonym(s): perinatal medicine

perinatology

(pĕr′ə-nā-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The medical specialty concerned with the care of the mother, fetus, and infant during the perinatal period.

per·i·na·tol·o·gy

(per'i-nā-tol'ŏ-jē)
A subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with care of the mother and fetus during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, particularly when one or both is at high risk of complications.
Synonym(s): perinatal medicine.

perinatology

The study of the care of the pregnant woman, the developing fetus and the new-born baby, and especially of those cases in which risk is anticipated from conditions known to endanger the life or health of the fetus or mother.
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Our doctor scheduled a visit with a group practice of perinatologists affiliated with our local hospital.
Perinatologists send amniotic fluid and fetal blood samples from high risk pregnancies, mainly due to abnormal ultrasound assessment, sonographic markers of aneuploidy and advanced maternal age.
Workshop participants included pediatricians, perinatologists, economists, epidemiologists, toxicologists, as well as other scientists.
Washington Hill, one of only 1,000 perinatologists in the country (he handles high-risk pregnancies), is not included on this list.
I had recently met a French medical sociologist named Simone Bateman who has been working with perinatologists to try to understand just how it is that a group of professionals comes to decisions in difficult ethical cases.
As one of two perinatologists serving Central Oregon and Lane County in particular, I'm acutely aware of the pressing need to expand our medical facility.
Karen Drake, were the perinatologists who delivered the McCaughey septuplets--the first septuplets to all be delivered alive.
Many perinatologists also develop diagnostic skills and can perform complicated procedures when serious fetal disorders are suspected.
Drake, perinatologists at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, help deliver the first septuplets born alive in the United States.
Situation #4 involved a city hospital that operated a neonatal intensive care unit that required four doctors with specialized training (perinatologists) to insure adequate coverage and a high quality of care.
Facts: Hospital D, which is located in a medium to large size metropolitan area, operates a neonatal intensive care unit that requires a minimum of four perinatologists for adequate coverage and high-quality care.
* The medical community, which must answer the positions of geneticists and perinatologists who would advocate abortion and which must challenge family planners who encourage abortion as a form of birth control.