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Old 22nd March 2009, 11:41 AM   #21
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Perhaps not in everyday lay terms, but it is the accepted term in medical terminology.

To quote just one example showing its use in context:
Opinions vary about the best approach for the provision of these services: ranging from a traditional integrative approach that involves strengthening existing generic community mental health teams and other services, to stand-alone specialist services which specifically address the needs of perinatal women.
from A survey of specialist perinatal mental health services in England
You could actually use the even more technical term parturient in English as a single word. Although this refers to the stage of being in labour, rather than to the period before and after birth that perinatal conveys.

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Because cardiac surgical morbidity and mortality in the parturient is higher than nonpregnant patients, most parturients with cardiac disease are first managed medically, with cardiac surgery being reserved when medical management fails

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19224782

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Old 23rd March 2009, 01:17 AM   #22
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Now it is not my intention to get into an english grammar fight with anyone (as I would lose easily).

Also it might be a reflection of the type of english books vs spanish books I read... but the english translation of some words I come accross are often formal words I know but would not use (nor my friends) nor would I come across often in an english book I was reading. In this assessment I include english books that have won
literary prizes.

Complex words of course exist but their daily use by most of the population is up for debate!
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Old 23rd March 2009, 01:31 AM   #23
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┐Nada?

La mujer nueva.

Tiene un foto en blanco y negro de un mujer vestido en negro y elegante. Soporta un cigarrillo con delicadeza y no estß mirando al fotˇgrafo.

Me recuerda de Madrid. No sÚ por que!
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