[pohst-pahr-tuh m] /poʊstˈpɑr təm/

adjective, Obstetrics.
of or noting the period of time following childbirth; after delivery.
(med) following childbirth

postpartum post·par·tum (pōst-pär’təm)
Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth.


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    adj. 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.

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  • Postpartum psychosis

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