There are a number of terms that are used to describe the periods of time during pregnancy and after childbirth. The list of terms below will help you better understand both the content in our program and online information resources about perinatal anxiety.

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Antenatal: Pregnancy

Antepartum: Pregnancy

Prenatal: Pregnancy

Perinatal: Pregnancy and up to 12 months following childbirth

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Postnatal: After childbirth

Postpartum: After childbirth

Pueripartum: First 6 weeks after childbirth