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postnatal

[pohst-neyt-l] /poʊstˈneɪt l/
adjective
1.
subsequent to childbirth:
postnatal infection.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; post- + natal
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  • Solid evidence for the importance of postnatal social factors is lacking.
  • She missed the first three days as well as some of the postnatal struggles of the new era.
  • They had better pre and postnatal care than their predecessors.
  • All of them have different effects if the mutation is activated in postnatal life from prenatal deficiency.
  • Spin-offs are generally weak, pallid things, which rarely live for more than a few months in the network postnatal unit.
  • You're worn out, which doctors misdiagnose as postnatal depression.
  • Prenatal care and postnatal care were struggling to become a science.
  • She also believed that the hormone could be used to ease postnatal depression.
  • What follows would be described by other authors as postnatal depression, something to be got over in a few weeks, perhaps months.
  • In utero and postnatal maternal smoking and asthma in adolescence.
British Dictionary definitions for postnatal

postnatal

/pəʊstˈneɪtəl/
adjective
1.
existing or taking place after giving birth
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Word Origin and History for postnatal
adj.

1831, from post- + natal.

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postnatal in Medicine

postnatal post·na·tal (pōst-nāt'l)
adj.
Of or occurring after birth, especially in the period immediately after birth.

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