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prenatal

Informal a prenatal examination
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prenatal

[prē′nād·əl]
(medicine)
Existing or occurring before birth.
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Chapters devoted to the care of women in the prenatal and postnatal periods include assessment parameters and their education needs.
"If validated in additional populations, this approach may result in more informed and preference-based prenatal testing decision making and fewer women undergoing testing," the investigators said.
Based upon prenatal ultrasonography using Antrerio posterior diameter 37 patients had mild hydronephrosis 14 had moderate and 13 had severe hydronephrosis.
"We specially designed our Prenatal DHA formula for pregnant and nursing mothers to support both the development of the baby and the health of the mother," explained Wiley's Finest CEO Sam Wiley.
Parents confirmed prenatal cigarette smoke exposure in about 16 percent of the adolescents.
testing to all, there is no doubt that advances in prenatal genetic
Women who smoke or drink alcohol during pregnancy, go without prenatal care or suffer from poor nutrition are more likely to experience complications during pregnancy or childbirth, and their babies are at increased risk for developing a number of health problems.
Drug treatment and reproductive health services for women in prisons are inadequate, if available at all, and many prisons lack prenatal care (Ferst & Erickson-Owens, 2008).
The purpose of this study was to determine if prenatal hypnosis could facilitate uncomplicated birth.
MONTREAL -- Women who have not yet established prenatal care have a significantly higher rate of acute pyelonephritis before 12 weeks of gestation compared with women who already have an obstetric provider by 12 weeks, according to a new study,
-- Leading experts are recommending docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as a key omega-3 fatty acid for prenatal development.