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postpartum

[ pohst-pahr-tuhm ]
/ poʊstˈpɑr təm /
Obstetrics.
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adjective
of or noting the period of time following childbirth; after delivery: I suffered from postpartum depression with my first child.
adverb
in the period of time following childbirth; after delivery: Her passion as a physiotherapist is motivating women to regain their strength and fitness postpartum.
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Compare antepartum.

Origin of postpartum

First recorded in 1840–50; from New Latin post partum “after childbirth”; post post- + partum, accusative of partus “a bringing forth,” equivalent to par(ere) “to bear ” (see parturient) + -tus suffix of verbal action
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British Dictionary definitions for postpartum

postpartum
/ (pəʊstˈpɑːtəm) /

adjective
med following childbirth

Word Origin for postpartum

Latin: after the act of giving birth
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Medical definitions for postpartum

postpartum
[ pōst-pärtəm ]

adj.
Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth.
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