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pu·er·pe·ri·um

 (pyo͞o′ər-pîr′ē-əm)
n. pl. pu·er·pe·ri·a (-pîr′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, pl -ria (-rɪə)
(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
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Studies have demonstrated that the weeks following childbirth, known as the puerperium, are a particularly vulnerable time period for development of headaches of a variety of primary and secondary headache disorders, mainly due to hormonal, physiological, procedural, and psychological factors (1).
Social support, life events, and depression during pregnancy and the puerperium.
Incidence and risk factors for stroke in pregnancy and the puerperium.
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Among the morbidities that are due to episiotomy, some can occur in short term, such as: vaginal bleeding, infection, suture dehiscence and hematoma, and there is a risk of improper wound healing and increasing pain during early puerperium.
5 8 system Pregnancy, childbirth and 1 100 0 0 1 puerperium Congenital malformations, 3 75 1 25 4 deformations and chromosomal abnormalities External causes of morbidity 2 18.
3,4] Furthermore many women only present with symptoms after the puerperium, or later.
At our center, we are usually reluctant to discontinue a medication such as an atypical antipsychotic to treat bipolar disorder in the postpartum period even if the mom chooses to breastfeed considering the extent to which women with bipolar disorder are at a high risk for relapse during the puerperium.
At our center, we are usually reluctant to discontinue a medication such as an atypical antipsychotic to treat bipolar disorder in the postpartum period even if the mom chooses to breastfeed, considering the extent to which women with bipolar disorder are at a high risk for relapse during the puerperium.
High cost HCC HCC description 8 Lung, upper digestive tract, other severe cancers 45 Disorders of immunity 107 Cystic fibrosis 111 Aspiration and specified bacterial pneumonias 130 Dialysis status 203 Complications of the puerperium Low cost HCC HCC description 25 End-stage liver disease 26 Cirrhosis of liver 54 Schizophrenia 68 Paraplegia 69 Spinal cord disorders/injuries 70 Muscular dystrophy 71 Polyneuropathy 95 Cerebral hemorrhage 100 Hemiplegia/hemiparesis 132 Nephritis 174 Major organ transplant status 177 Amputation status, amputation Complications Note.