antenatal :

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  • a  occurring or existing before birth
    antenatal care

  • Almost one in four women who give birth receives no antenatal care.
  • When Tatu became pregnant, she went to the antenatal clinic at KCMC and discovered she was HIV-positive.
  • I encounter young couples all the time who are prospective parents but have no way of accessing appropriate antenatal care.
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  • Andrew Lansley in Times Online
    Andrew Lansley, the Shadow Health Secretary, said: "I find it astonishing that Patricia Hewitt can mislead expectant mothers and unemployed midwives by making this announcement without acknowledging the shortage of midwives, that antenatal classes...
  • Elisabeth Elliot in HULIQ (press release)
    Professor Elliot says, "Failure to provide information about the dangers of alcohol consumption in the antenatal consultation represents a lost opportunity. Accurate recording of antenatal alcohol exposure will help identify children who require...
  • Sandra Gidley in this is
    Mrs Gidley said: "Antenatal classes help women prepare for childbirth and knowing what to expect can help make the experience a more comfortable and less medical one."

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