Definition of prenatal in English:



  • Before birth; during or relating to pregnancy.

    ‘prenatal development’
    • ‘The screening test studied was prenatal serum screening for Down's syndrome.’
    • ‘A healthy child was delivered at term, and the couple will be offered prenatal diagnosis in subsequent pregnancies.’
    • ‘Abused women were also less likely to have prenatal care check-ups during pregnancy.’
    • ‘During an early prenatal visit, most pregnant women are given a blood test to screen for syphilis.’
    • ‘Autism cannot currently be detected at birth or through any prenatal screening.’