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postpartum

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adjective post·par·tum \ˌpōs(t)-ˈpär-təm\

Simple Definition of postpartum

  • medical : relating to or happening in the period of time following the birth of a child

Full Definition of postpartum

  1. 1 :  occurring in or being the period following parturition <postpartum depression>

  2. 2 :  being in or used in the postpartum period <postpartum mothers>

postpartum adverb

Origin of postpartum

New Latin post partum after birth


First Known Use: 1846



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