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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Contemporary Examples of post-partum

  • Research has shown benefits to planned home birth, including lower risk of hemorrhage, infection, and post-partum depression.

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    Home-Birth Horror Stories

    Danielle Friedman

    September 9, 2010

  • He condemned Brooke Shields for taking Paxil to treat her suicidal, post-partum depression.

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    Tom Cruise's Failed Comeback

    Gina Piccalo

    June 28, 2010

Historical Examples of post-partum