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.
- Postpartum hemorrhage
postpartum hemorrhage n. Hemorrhage from the birth canal in excess of 500 milliliters during the first 24 hours after birth.
- Postpartum psychosis
postpartum psychosis n. An acute mental disorder occurring in the mother following childbirth.
- Postpartum tetanus
postpartum tetanus n. See puerperal tetanus.
[pahr-too r-ee-uh nt, -tyoo r-] /pɑrˈtʊər i ənt, -ˈtyʊər-/ adjective 1. bearing or about to bear young; travailing. 2. pertaining to parturition. 3. bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea. /pɑːˈtjʊərɪənt/ adjective 1. of or relating to childbirth 2. giving birth 3. producing or about to produce a new idea, etc adj. […]