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What is the difference between the terms, antanatal, prenatal, and perinatal?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Antenatal = events occurring during pregnancy but before birth ('antenatal testing') prenatal = same as antenatal basically ('prenatal vitamins') perinatal = basically the same as above as well, with some overlap with 'postnatal' (perinatal ultrasound).

Answered Oct 5, 2013

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Dr. Howard Fertel answered

Specializes in

Antanatal- after birth, prenatal - before birth, perinatal - around birth.

Answered Mar 16, 2016

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Dr. Bin Sung answered

Specializes in

Antenatal means before birth, so is prenatal. Perinatal means around birth. Postnatal means after birth.

Answered Sep 12, 2013

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Perinatal = timeperiod 5 months prior to 1 month after birth prenatal = same as antenatal antenatal = time-period up to but not including birth.

Answered Mar 2, 2020

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