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perinatal

[per-uh-neyt-l] /ˌpɛr əˈneɪt l/
adjective
1.
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.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; peri- + natal
Related forms
perinatally, adverb
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  • Other studies show that proper birth spacing, for which contraception is an effective tool, leads to better perinatal outcomes.
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perinatal

/ˌpɛrɪˈneɪtəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or occurring in the period from about three months before to one month after birth
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Word Origin and History for perinatal
adj.

1952, from peri- + natal.

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perinatal in Medicine

perinatal per·i·na·tal (pěr'ə-nāt'l)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the period around childbirth, especially the five months before and one month after birth.


per'i·na'tal·ly adv.
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