post·​de·​liv·​ery ˌpōst-di-ˈli-v(ə-)rē How to pronounce postdelivery (audio)
: following a delivery
especially : relating to, occurring in, or being the period following the act of giving birth
A new study shows the rate of postdelivery complications can vary drastically from hospital to hospital. The Star-Ledger (Newark)
postdelivery weight gain
postdelivery adverb
medication was administered four hours postdelivery

Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postdelivery was in 1902

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“Postdelivery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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