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Of or occurring after birth, especially during the period immediately after birth.

post·na′tal·ly adv.


(Biology) after birth, following a birth
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To measure exposures comprehensively, two home visits, one in the antenatal period (third trimester) and the second postnatally (between 4 and 6 months of the infant's life), were conducted to assess the home environment and to measure the most common indoor air pollutants and byproducts of combustion.
Exposure to internal air pollution (particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and the volatile organic compounds benzene and toluene) was measured antenatally and postnatally.
People forget that however many women you care for postnatally, you actually have double the number of patients.
Confirmatory testing, either prenatally by chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis or postnatally by peripheral blood draw, is required.
Wade, the Supreme Court observed that the US Constitution does not define "person" literally and stated: "In nearly all instances, the use of the word is such that it has application only postnatally.
However, women can be reluctant to take antidepressants postnatally and the availability of psychological therapies is often limited.
In their retrospective review of 77 infants exposed to Zika in utero, 9 had microcephaly at birth, 7 developed microcephaly postnatally, and 3 didn't have microcephaly at all.
When asked what was it was like doing traumatic scenes while having issues in her personal life, Headey responded: "Really horrendous 6 I was postnatally depressed but I didn't know it.
She said, "I was postnatally depressed but I didn't know it.
Nevertheless, most of these preclinical studies have been performed postnatally and often in adults, possibly because of concerns of unwanted drug side effects that may have long-lasting noxious sequelae on a developing brain at embryonic stages.
Postnatally, the infant had reversible hypothyroidism and irreversible bilateral hearing loss.
Flohr said "there is a signal" that maternal intake of probiotics, including lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, in the third trimester and postnatally may reduce a child's risk of developing AD by encouraging establishment of a more diverse gut microflora.