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

Word by Word Definitions

postpartum play
  1. : occurring in or being the period following childbirth

  2. : being in or used in the postpartum period

depression play
  1. : an act of depressing or a state of being depressed: such as

  2. : a state of feeling sad : dejection

  3. : a mood disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies


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