Glossary of Diagnoses and Terminology

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Perinatal period

Perinatal period is generally defined as the time before and shortly after birth. Though the exact parameters vary widely, the common consensus is that the perinatal period refers to the time between the 20th week of gestation and 4 weeks after birth. [54]