Definition of antenatally in English:

antenatally

adverb

British
  • See antenatal

    • ‘If a problem is diagnosed antenatally, parents can be forewarned.’
    • ‘In several large perinatal trials parents have been informed antenatally about the possible need for emergency intervention around the time of birth.’
    • ‘Although the diagnosis of many fetal abnormalities is now possible antenatally, the conundrum of what is the most appropriate treatment remains.’
    • ‘She said that several factors had improved survival of premature babies, including giving steroids antenatally to women in premature labour and use of surfactants in premature babies after delivery.’
    • ‘Although 256 believed that general practitioners should discuss the test, both before conception and during pregnancy, only 38 believed that they always discussed the test antenatally.’