[pohst-pahr-tuh m] /poʊstˈpɑr təm/
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.
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.
- 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.