noun, Obstetrics.
the four-week period following childbirth.
the period following childbirth, lasting approximately six weeks, during which the uterus returns to its normal size and shape

puerperium pu·er·pe·ri·um (pyōō’ər-pēr’ē-əm)
n. pl. pu·er·pe·ri·a (-pēr’ē-ə)

The state of a woman during childbirth or immediately thereafter.

The approximate six-week period lasting from childbirth to the return of normal uterine size.

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