puerperium


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pu·er·pe·ri·um

 (pyo͞o′ər-pir′ē-əm)
n. pl. pu·er·pe·ri·a (-pir′ē-ə)
1. The state of a woman during childbirth or immediately thereafter.
2. The approximate six-week period lasting from childbirth to the return of normal uterine size.

[Latin, childbirth, from puerpera, a woman in childbed; see puerperal.]

puerperium

(pjʊəˈpɪərɪəm)
n
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the period following childbirth, lasting approximately six weeks, during which the uterus returns to its normal size and shape
[C17: from Latin: childbirth, from puerperus relating to a woman in labour, from puer boy + parere to bear]

pu•er•pe•ri•um

(ˌpyu ərˈpɪər i əm)

n.
the four-week period following childbirth.
[1885–90; < Latin: childbirth =puerper(a) puerpera]

puerperium

the state or condition of a woman during and immediately following childbirth. — puerperal, adj.
See also: Birth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.puerperium - time period following childbirth when the mother's uterus shrinks and the other functional and anatomic changes of pregnancy are resolved; "a perinatologist cared for her during the puerperium"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
Translations

pu·er·pe·ri·um

n. puerperio. V.: post partum

puerperium

n puerperio
References in classic literature ?
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The topics include the normal cervix and colposcopic appearance, colposcopic directed biopsies, inflammatory and infective conditions of the cervix and anogenital tract, follow-up after treatment, and pregnancy and puerperium.
It's about dealing with the complex whole-of-life experience of the woman and her family, all wrapped up in the pregnancy, birth and puerperium.