American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth: postpartum complications.
- adj. after giving birth
- adj. occurring immediately after birth
- 1844, from Latin post ("before") partum ("giving birth"), form of partus, from pariō ("I give birth"), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (“to bring forth”). (Wiktionary)
- Latin post partum : post, after; see post- + partum, accusative of partus, birth, from past participle of parere, to beget; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And I-- I would have what they call postpartum panic attacks, where, literally -- I don't know how people couldn't see that, I was shaking so bad internally.”
“A very small percentage of women will experience what is referred to as postpartum psychosis, a serious but rare illness affecting one to two of every one thousand new mothers.”
“These early months are called the postpartum period.”
“This is often referred to as postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety.”
“To get back to the idea of giving birth, I suppose a person might liken this to what they call postpartum depression. ”
“Many women also first experience thyroid problems after a pregnancy, a condition called postpartum thyroiditis that occurs in 5 to 10 percent of women.”
“Andrea Yates was apparently suffering from a specific, diagnosable -- and treatable -- condition called postpartum psychosis.”
“But this is a period after delivery when the woman is very prone to depression, and some women develop what is called postpartum depression.”
“I just couldn ` t fathom that I would have something called postpartum depression.”
““There is something called postpartum depression,” Kate said.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘postpartum’.
Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
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Words that contain the letters "post" in that order, etymology not important.
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