American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or occurring after birth, especially during the period immediately after birth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Subsequent to birth: as, a postnatal disease.
- adj. after being born, of or pertaining to the period immediately after birth
- adj. proscribed (of a mother) after giving birth
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. After birth; subsequent to birth
- adj. occurring immediately after birth
- 1859, post- + natal. (Wiktionary)
“Postpartum depression - also known as postnatal depression - is caused by an imbalance of hormones in the body after a woman gives birth.”
“Is there a subtle undertone of "postnatal" stress on the part of BSNYC at the start of this post?”
“Health visitors respond to parents 'worries and concerns, and their unique relationship and position of visiting families in their home means that they can detect problems that parents may not talk about - such as postnatal depression, domestic violence or child abuse.”
“The survey, carried out by Independent Nurse magazine, showed that 71\% of 474 GPs who replied had seen an increase in young mothers seeking help with problems, such as postnatal depression, sleep disorders and feeding problems.”
“Formal identification methods, such as postnatal or general depression questionnaires, have been advocated but have attracted substantial controversy.”
“Fetal intramuscular delivery of recombinant adenovirus results in persistent postnatal transgene expression in both muscle and liver.”
“Following the evaluation, a pediatric surgeon and an obstetrician will meet with the family to review and discuss the omphalocele prognosis, options and postnatal management.”
“The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers a comprehensive management approach specifically designed to optimize pre and postnatal care of gastroschisis.”
“Maternal alloantibodies induce a postnatal immune response that limits engraftment following in utero hematopoietic cell transplantation in mice.”
“Herniation of the fetal liver is frequently associated with a small abdominal size and pulmonary hypoplasia (small lungs), two factors that can complicate the postnatal (after delivery) course.”
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