nasc-, nat-

(Latin: born, birth)

perinatal
1. Occurring during or pertaining to the phase surrounding the time of birth, from the twentieth week of gestation to the twenty-eighth day of newborn life.
2. A reference to the period immediately before and after birth.

The perinatal period is defined in various ways: Depending on the definition, it starts at the 20th to 28th week of gestation and ends one to four weeks after birth.

The word "perinatal" is a hybrid of the Greek "peri-" meaning "around or about" and "natal" from the Latin "natus" meaning "born."

perinatally
perinatologist
1. An obstetrician specializing in perinatology.
2. An obstetrical subspecialist concerned with the care of the mother and fetus at higher-than-normal risk for complications.

A perinatologist logically could be an obstetrician or pediatrician but, in practice, a perinatologist is an obstetrician.

The comparable area of pediatrics is neonatology. A high-risk baby might be cared for by a perinatologist before birth and by a neonatologist after birth.

perinatology
A subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of the mother and fetus at higher-than-normal risk for complications.

Since the perinatal period, depending on the definition, starts at the 20th to 28th week of gestation and ends one to four weeks after birth, perinatology logically could be an obstetrical and pediatric subspecialty but, in practice, it is part of obstetrics.

The comparable area of pediatrics is neonatology. A high-risk baby might be cared for by a perinatologist before birth and by a neonatologist after birth.

The word perinatology is a linguistic combination of the Greek peri-, "around" or "about" plus natal from the Latin natus, "born" plus ology from the Greek logos, "treatise" or "study of".

Pleasure, Charm, and Beauty in Human Life and in Nature: Graces
Greek: Graces (goddesses); Aglaia (brilliance); Euphrosyne (joy); Thalia (bloom)
Latin: (no equivalent goddess)
postnatal
pregnancy
pregnant
pregnantly
prenatal
Existing or occurring before birth with reference to the fetus.
preternatural (adjective), more preternatural, most preternatural
1. Descriptive of something that is beyond what is normal, usual, or ordinary: Pamela was having preternatural dreams that made her wake up and have difficulty going back to sleep.
2. Etymology: from Latin praeternaturalis, "beyond nature" from prae-, "before" + naturam "nature, natural"
A reference to being out of the ordinary because it is supernatural.
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Pertaining to something that is strange and unnatural.
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punily (adverb)
puniness (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. Being unimportant and petty or frivolous.
2. Smallness of stature or size.
puny, punier, puniest (adjectives)
1. Of inferior size, strength, or significance; weak: a puny physique; puny excuses: "Puny generally includes the significance of both smallness and feebleness; such as, a puny animal, a puny subject, a puny power, a puny mind, or a puny excuse."
2. Etymology: from French puîné, "younger sibling", originally puisné, contraction of puis, "later" + , "born".

Related "birth, born, childbirth, offspring" words: abort-; feto-; lochio-; proli-; toco-, toko-.