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

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Feb 2005

    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?


  2. #2
    Registered User

    Aug 2004

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

  3. #3
    Life Member

    May 2003
    Beautiful Adelaide!

    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?

  4. #4
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005

    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.

  5. #5
    Melinda Guest

    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.

  6. #6
    Fee Guest

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

    Occurring before birth; prenatal: antenatal diagnostic procedures.

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Feb 2005

    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

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Feb 2005

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

  9. #9
    Fee Guest

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