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antenatal

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌæn.tiˈneɪ.təl/ us    /-ˈneɪ.t̬əl/ UK ( US prenatal)
relating to the medical care given to pregnant women before their babies are born: antenatal care/classes the antenatal clinic
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antenatally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
Some foetal abnormalities can be detected antenatally.
Translations of “antenatal”
in Spanish Prenatal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 產前的, 出生前的…
in Russian предродовой…
in Turkish doğum öncesinde olan, doğum öncesi hamile kadınlara ilişkin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 产前的, 出生前的…
in Polish przedporodowy…
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