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antenatal

[¦an·te¦nād·əl]
(medicine)
Occurring or existing before birth.
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However the Born Bonded programme aimed to use the principles of Comfort Zone to help parents tune-in to their unborn baby in order to promote bonding antenatally.
Overall, only 3% (431) of SGA were detected antenatally as FGR.
Participants completed a standardised AI symptom questionnaire on 3 occasions: antenatally or within 24 hours of delivery (information on the antenatal period), and 6 weeks and 6 months after delivery.
The descriptive design was deemed appropriate for this study, since the researchers were interested in obtaining more information about maintaining the infant feeding methods selected by the mothers antenatally in a natural setting without manipulation of any variables (Burns & Grove 2005:232).
In the area of midwifery, Judith Sunderland shares her personal perspective on methods for teaching student midwives about HIV and pregnancy and offers suggestions for improving communication and awareness among the various individuals and teams involved in the journey of those women who are diagnosed positive antenatally.
In congenital malaria, increasing evidence suggests that the malaria parasites are most often acquired antenatally by transplacental transmission of infected erythrocytes (12).
If calcium is given antenatally, it must not be given at the same time as the iron, as it blocks absorption.
A large placebo-controlled randomised trial is now under way to test the hypothesis that giving misoprostol to women antenatally for self-administration immediately after delivery may be a safe and effective strategy.
This may be due to the higher percentage of infants with a CP only in this study as this is harder to detect antenatally [Clementi et al.
Consideration should be given to thromboprophylaxis for all obese parturients who are hospitalised antenatally, irrespective of the reason (122).
Until such times as scientists have found the cause and how to prevent this problem there is an onus on healthcare workers to identify problems antenatally.