- of or noting the period of time following childbirth; after delivery.
Origin of postpartum
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Examples from the Web for postpartum
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
August 6, 2014
When a new mother suffers from postpartum depression, that pressure can be fatal.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide
August 5, 2014
With the baby came the exhausting demands any single mother faces, along with postpartum depression.In Months Before Wild Capitol Scene, Miriam Carey Battled Psychosis
October 5, 2013
Looking back on things I had several signs of postpartum depression too.In North Dakota, Women Who Had the Choice to Abort
March 29, 2013
Because it was like postpartum depression getting over Lovelace.Amanda Seyfried on ‘Lovelace,’ ‘Les Misérables,’ ‘Mean Girls’ & More
January 24, 2013
Pituitary extract is recommended in cases of postpartum hemorrhage, but ergot is undoubtedly to be preferred.
- med following childbirth
Latin: after the act of giving birth
- Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth.
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