A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: perinatal?
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Family Medicine 51 years experience
Around Birth: Natal means birth. Since peri means around & not during birth, which the ob-gyn does(birth of baby), this refers to the care before the birth as well as the care after the birth of the baby.
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