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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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Inclusion criteria included all women who delivered in the hospital between August 2016 and August 2017 after 24 weeks of gestation and who underwent hysterectomy for obstetric indications at the time of delivery or subsequently within the defined period of puerperium (42 days).
Postpartum period was uneventful and she was discharged in good health on the second day of Puerperium.
It is important to conduct such a study in Pakistan, as there may be a difference in association between the two variables compared to western countries due to cultural differences, religious and spiritual traditions and customs practised during puerperium in Pakistan.
Later, it can be replaced by postnatal yoga, after the period of puerperium.
Methods: Fourteen female patients with initial demyelinating events during puerperium between January 2013 and December 2016 were retrospectively studied.
13) In the postpartum period, the fibrinogen concentration decreases after delivery and may remain low during the immediate puerperium.
Beginning with pregnancy risk category III, the WHO guidelines recommend intensive cardiac and obstetric monitoring throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium.
Logitudinal study of serum lipids and lipoproteins in normal pregnancy and puerperium.