of or noting the period of time following childbirth; after delivery: I suffered from postpartum depression with my first child.
in the period of time following childbirth; after delivery: Her passion as a physiotherapist is motivating women to regain their strength and fitness postpartum.
- Compare antepartum.
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How to use postpartum in a sentence
Fabrics matter for pregnancy and postpartum because what the mom wears, the little one ultimately ends up wearing as well.The future of maternity workwear is all in the details | Rachel King | January 31, 2021 | Fortune
Later, she was among the first researchers to publish evidence to support screening for postpartum depression—now a common practice.
Scientists are still exploring the full implications of her findings, but Dulac and others are hopeful that they might yield useful insights into conditions like postpartum behavioral disorders.Catherine Dulac Finds Brain Circuitry Behind Sex-Specific Behaviors | Claudia Dreifus | December 14, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Access to prenatal and postpartum care is incredibly unequal in the United States, and experts have long argued that telehealth can help fill in the gaps.Pregnant in the pandemic? It helps to have good Wi-Fi. | Cat Ferguson | December 14, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The committee pointed out that women constitute 75 percent of the health care workforce, and of those, 330,000 could be pregnant or recently postpartum when the vaccine becomes available.Health care workers and long-term care residents should get COVID-19 vaccines first | Aimee Cunningham | December 1, 2020 | Science News
Miranda Kerr made a point of being photographed breastfeeding in red pumps to announce her postpartum return to modeling.Why Glamorous Celebrity Breastfeeding Photos Like Olivia Wilde’s Prove Women Can Have It All | Amanda Marcotte | August 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When a new mother suffers from postpartum depression, that pressure can be fatal.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide | Jean Kim | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tragically, she developed severe postpartum depression, crippling her with near-psychotic ruminations, anger, and guilt.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide | Jean Kim | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A court-appointed doctor later concluded that Mindi had experienced postpartum psychosis.
She had suffered postpartum depression after the birth of the twins.
Pituitary extract is recommended in cases of postpartum hemorrhage, but ergot is undoubtedly to be preferred.
British Dictionary definitions for postpartum
med following childbirth
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