Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or occurring after birth, especially during the period immediately after birth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Subsequent to birth: as, a postnatal disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective After birth; subsequent to birth

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective after being born, of or pertaining to the period immediately after birth
  • adjective proscribed (of a mother) after giving birth

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective occurring immediately after birth

Etymologies

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1859, post- +‎ natal.

Examples

  • Postpartum depression - also known as postnatal depression - is caused by an imbalance of hormones in the body after a woman gives birth.

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  • Is there a subtle undertone of "postnatal" stress on the part of BSNYC at the start of this post?

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  • Formal identification methods, such as postnatal or general depression questionnaires, have been advocated but have attracted substantial controversy.

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  • "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."

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  • 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.

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  • "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."

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  • "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."

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  • "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."

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  • "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."

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  • Fetal intramuscular delivery of recombinant adenovirus results in persistent postnatal transgene expression in both muscle and liver.

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