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postpartum

[pohst-pahr-tuh m] /poʊstˈpɑr təm/
adjective, Obstetrics
1.
of or noting the period of time following childbirth; after delivery.
Compare antepartum.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin post partum after childbirth; post post- + partum, accusative of partus a bringing forth, equivalent to par(ere) to bear (see parturient) + -tus suffix of v. action
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  • postpartum depression is a familiar rite of new parenthood.
  • They are also prone to postpartum thyroiditis, which may be a contributor to postpartum depression.
  • She may also be at higher risk for postpartum depression.
British Dictionary definitions for postpartum

postpartum

/pəʊstˈpɑːtəm/
adjective
1.
(med) following childbirth
Word Origin
Latin: after the act of giving birth
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postpartum in Medicine

postpartum post·par·tum (pōst-pär'təm)
adj.
Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth.

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