postpartum depression

noun

Definition of postpartum depression

chiefly US, medical
: a feeling of deep sadness, anxiety, etc., that a woman feels after giving birth to a child

Learn More about postpartum depression

Statistics for postpartum depression

Cite this Entry

“Postpartum depression.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postpartum%20depression. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on postpartum depression

Spanish Central: Translation of postpartum depression

Britannica English: Translation of postpartum depression for Arabic Speakers

Comments on postpartum depression

What made you want to look up postpartum depression? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!