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Thread: Pre Natal .... Ante natal - whats the difference?

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    Default Pre Natal .... Ante natal - whats the difference?

    I feel so stupid asking this, but I have no idea what each term means? I no post natal is after bubs is born . . . . . . whats the difference between pre and ante natal?



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    Hi Seenabeena, basically there is no difference! Both just mean "before birth".

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    Pre-natal means before you are actually pregnant, and ante natal means whilst you are pregnant but before you have had the baby, I think?

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    Seenabeena,
    Youve prob heard of ante natal clinics - where you go throughout the duration of your pregnancy for checkups etc. This is what our hospital calls them anyway.

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    I think the definitions are as Lucy said.....

    Before I fell PG, I went to the Doctor for a "pre-natal" check-up, but after I was PG, I was going to ante-natal classes.

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    pre·na·tal
    Existing or occurring before birth: prenatal medical care.
    A descriptive term for the period between conception and birth.
    Preceding birth. Also called antenatal.

    an·te·na·tal
    Occurring before birth; prenatal: antenatal diagnostic procedures.

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    Thanks Fee so that means that the both basically mean the same thing. Ocuring before birth.

    So that means the receptionist at my Doc. surgery is just a rude b!tch! :evil: When I rang up to make an appointment the other day I said it was a p-renatal appointment and she was very rude and basically made out like I was an idiot who didn't know what I was talking about so I said okay maybe it's an antenatal app. Again more rudeness from her when she aggreed that antenatal was infact what I was booking in for :mad: as if there was no such thing as prenatal

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    Whoops #-o I meant to thank everyone for your responses

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    Fee Guest

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    That is rude Serena ... what a silly woman!!!

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