puerperium


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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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But these risks are still much lower than the VTE risk associated with a third-trimester pregnancy and puerperium (Figure).
The most common principal diagnoses for the overall patient sample were complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium; live-born infants; and injury and poisoning.
Need for increased clinical awareness of tuberculosis during pregnancy and puerperium in India.
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Study of a fixed cohort of women, in immediate puerperium, whose recruitment was done in health institutions in the first four postpartum hours.
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Patient had an intrauterine contraceptive device (Copper 380 AT) placed, five years ago in puerperium following her third spontaneous vaginal delivery and did not come for IUD follow up.
In a review of the literature, it seems that the timing of FP presenting during pregnancy arises almost exclusively during the third trimester and puerperium. In addition, a significantly higher rate of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia was noted, 4 to 5 times higher than in the general obstetric population.
Several neurological conditions may appear during pregnancy, that are either unique to or occur with increased frequency during pregnancy and puerperium. Pre-existing disorders such as epilepsy may worsen in one-third of pregnant patients and seizures are common during peripartum period.
Yet, in the puerperium, the aesthetic values in force resume their tyranny, placing them in a situation of apprehension and double vulnerability: to conciliate the "readjustment" of the obese body to the mission of caring for and nurturing a new life.