puerperal


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pu·er·per·al

 (pyo͞o-ûr′pər-əl)
adj.
Relating to, connected with, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following childbirth.

[From Latin puerper, a woman in childbed : puer, child, boy; see pau- in Indo-European roots + parere, to bear; see -parous.]

puerperal

(pjuːˈɜːpərəl)
adj
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) of, relating to, or occurring during the puerperium
[C18: from New Latin puerperālis relating to childbirth; see puerperium]

pu•er•per•al

(pyuˈɜr pər əl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a woman in childbirth.
2. pertaining to or connected with childbirth.
[1760–70; < New Latin puerperālis of childbirth. See puerpera, -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.puerperal - relating to or connected with or occurring at the time of childbirth or shortly following, or to the woman who has just given birth
Translations

puerperal

[pjʊ(ː)ˈɜːpərəl]
A. ADJpuerperal
B. CPD puerperal fever Nfiebre f puerperal
puerperal psychosis Npsicosis f inv puerperal

pu·er·per·al

a. puerperal, concerniente al puerperio.

puerperal

adj puerperal
References in classic literature ?
The doctors said that it was puerperal fever, and that it was ninety-nine chances in a hundred it would end in death.
This is despite the fact that according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) caesarean sections are associated with an increased risk of maternal death and puerperal complications, so use should be restricted to a few well-defined indications such as dangerous placental or foetal position.
The control chart (3) he published on puerperal fever in Vienna in the 1840s is spectacular.
Ao inves disso, tais profissionais associam o infanticidio a nocao de loucura puerperal, uma categoria biologista que tem sua origem na medicina.
Burtinshaw, a researcher and historian who runs a genealogy company in the UK, and Burt, a genealogist and family historian in the UK, use asylum records and documents to detail the identities, backgrounds, and outcomes of asylum patients in 19th-century Britain and Ireland, with discussion of asylums in different areas, life in the asylum, staff, criminals and insanity, the definitions of imbecile and idiot, and the medical and social understanding of mental health disorders and the methods used by doctors attempting to cure them, including epilepsy, general paralysis, suicide, and puerperal insanity, as well as mania, melancholia, dementia, and congenital conditions, with case studies for illustration.
Ida John died aged just thirty of puerperal fever following the birth of her fifth son, but in these vivid, funny and sometimes devastatingly sad letters she is startlingly alive on the page; a young woman ahead of her time (almost of our own time) living a complex and compelling drama here revealed for the first time by the woman at its very heart.
However, "evidence on the effects of NSAIDs in otherwise healthy puerperal women with preeclampsia before delivery remains conflicting," the investigators wrote.
Methods: In this study pregnant women between 28-40 weeks gestational period and delivered women in their puerperal period up to 42 days after delivery having acute renal problems associated with obstetrical emergencies were included.
6] further indicated that puerperas should be engaged in PPE to reduce postpartum complications such as postpartum haemorrhage and/or puerperal sepsis.
Puerperal hematomas can be seen in the vulva, vagina, or retroperitoneal regions, and incidence were reported as 1 in 300-1 000 deliveries.
This literature review examined whether the use of herbal galactagogues have a role in improving milk production in puerperal women experiencing insufficient milk supply (IMS).