from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth: postpartum complications.
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- adj. after giving birth
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- adj. occurring immediately after birth
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)
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)