postpartum

[pohst-pahr-tuhm]
adjective Obstetrics.
of or noting the period of time following childbirth; after delivery.
Compare antepartum.


Origin:
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 (pəʊstˈpɑːtəm)
 
adj
med following childbirth
 
[Latin: after the act of giving birth]

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

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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.
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