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postnatal

[ pohst-neyt-l ]
/ poʊstˈneɪt l /
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adjective
subsequent to childbirth: postnatal infection.
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Origin of postnatal

First recorded in 1855–60; post- + natal
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British Dictionary definitions for postnatal

postnatal
/ (pəʊstˈneɪtəl) /

adjective
existing or taking place after giving birth
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Medical definitions for postnatal

postnatal
[ pōst-nātl ]

adj.
Of or occurring after birth, especially in the period immediately after birth.
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