Definition of postnatal in English:

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postnatal

Pronunciation: /pōstˈnādl/

adjective

Of, relating to, characteristic of, or denoting the period after childbirth: postnatal care
More example sentences
  • The clinic offers counselling, electrocardiogram and stress tests, pap smear, antenatal and post-natal care and vaccination and immunisation for infants and adults.
  • Human growth during the embryonic, fetal, and post-natal periods provides a good model for mammalian growth.
  • Women's vulnerability has been exacerbated by unequal access to basic resources, especially prenatal and post-natal healthcare services.

Derivatives

postnatally

adverb
Example sentences
  • Since the majority of brain development happens post-natally, an infant's experience of the physical world is especially formative, Painter says.
  • And they are forged and grow as you are growing post-natally.
  • Then there is the deeply post-natally depressed mother.

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Syllabification: post·na·tal

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