subsequent to childbirth: postnatal infection.

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postnatal (pəʊstˈneɪtəl)
existing or taking place after giving birth

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

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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.
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