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Related to postpartum: Postpartum period, Postpartum Depression, postpartum blues, postpartum hemorrhage

post·par·tum

 (pōst-pär′təm)
adj.
Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth: postpartum complications.

[Latin post partum : post, after; see post- + partum, accusative of partus, birth, from past participle of parere, to beget; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

postpartum

(pəʊstˈpɑːtəm)
adj
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) med following childbirth
[Latin: after the act of giving birth]

post•par•tum

(poʊstˈpɑr təm)

adj.
following childbirth.
[1840–50; < New Latin post partum after childbirth; post post- + partum, acc. of partus=par(ere) to bear + -tus suffix of v. action]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.postpartum - occurring immediately after birthpostpartum - occurring immediately after birth; "postnatal development"
Translations

postpartum

[pəʊstˈpɑːtəm]
B. CPD postpartum depression Ndepresión f pos(t)parto

post·par·tum

n. L. postpartum, después del parto, posparto;
___ bluesestado de depresión que sigue al parto, depresión posparto;
___ pituitary insufficiencyinsuficiencia pituitaria del ___.

postpartum

adj & adv posparto or postparto (inv); the second week postpartum..la segunda semana posparto
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