postpartum


post·par·tum

adjective \ˌpōs(t)-ˈpär-təm\

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

Full Definition of POSTPARTUM

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