also postpartum, 1837, "occurring after birth," from Latin post partum "after birth," from post "after" (see post-) + accusative of partus "a bearing, a bringing forth," from partus, past participle of parere "to bring forth" (see pare). Phrase Post-partum depression first attested 1929.
Examples from the Web for post-partum
Research has shown benefits to planned home birth, including lower risk of hemorrhage, infection, and post-partum depression.Home-Birth Horror Stories
September 9, 2010
He condemned Brooke Shields for taking Paxil to treat her suicidal, post-partum depression.Tom Cruise's Failed Comeback
June 28, 2010
Post-partum females especially were eagerly pursued by such males.
Eclampsia occurring ante-partum has the worst mortality; intra-partum, less; post-partum, least.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation