postpartum

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

Definition of postpartum

1 :occurring in or being the period following childbirth
  • postpartum depression
2 :being in or used in the postpartum period
  • postpartum mothers

postpartum

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of postpartum

New Latin post partum after birth



POSTPARTUM Defined for English Language Learners

postpartum

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adjective

Definition of postpartum for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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postpartum

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adjective post·par·tum \ (ˈ)pōst-ˈpärt-əm \

medical Definition of postpartum

1 :occurring in or being the period following childbirth
  • postpartum depression
2 :being in or used in the postpartum period
  • postpartum mothers
  • postpartum hospital rooms

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postpartum

adverb

medical Definition of postpartum

:after childbirth
  • a blood sample taken 14 days postpartum
  • an infection occurred three weeks postpartum

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