postpartum

adjective
post·​par·​tum | \ ˌpōs(t)-ˈpär-təm How to pronounce postpartum (audio) \

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

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postpartum adverb

Examples of postpartum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And non-postpartum depression can strike at any time. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Mom’s harsh reactions might reveal depression," 12 Nov. 2020 And non-postpartum depression can strike at any time. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Mom’s harsh reactions might reveal depression," 12 Nov. 2020 And non-postpartum depression can strike at any time. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: New mom’s harsh reactions to friend’s advice may reveal depression," 12 Nov. 2020 And non-postpartum depression can strike at any time. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Mom’s harsh reactions might reveal depression," 12 Nov. 2020 And non-postpartum depression can strike at any time. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Mom’s harsh reactions might reveal depression," 12 Nov. 2020 And non-postpartum depression can strike at any time. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: New mom’s harsh reactions to friend’s advice may reveal depression," 12 Nov. 2020 And non-postpartum depression can strike at any time. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Mom’s harsh reactions might reveal depression," 12 Nov. 2020 And non-postpartum depression can strike at any time. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: New mom’s harsh reactions to friend’s advice may reveal depression," 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of postpartum

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for postpartum

from the Latin phrase post partum "after childbirth," from post "after" + partum, accusative of partus "act of giving birth, childbirth," from parere "to give birth to, bring into being" + -tus, suffix of verbal nouns — more at post-, parturient entry 1

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The first known use of postpartum was in 1846

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“Postpartum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postpartum. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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postpartum

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of postpartum

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

postpartum

adjective
post·​par·​tum | \ (ˈ)pōst-ˈpärt-əm How to pronounce postpartum (audio) \

Medical Definition of postpartum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

postpartum

adverb

Medical Definition of postpartum (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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