Definition of postpartum in English:

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Pronunciation: /pōstˈpärdəm/


Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Following childbirth or the birth of young.
Example sentences
  • They will then be asked to persuade their colleagues to change their practices to prevent post-partum hemorrhage, and to encourage them to forego unnecessary obstetric procedures.
  • A new study in The Annals of Internal Medicine warns pregnant and post-partum women of an increased risk of blood clots.
  • Women who do not wish to become pregnant should use an additional contraceptive method during the entire post-partum period but especially if bottle-feeding is increased.


Mid 19th century: from Latin post partum 'after childbirth'.

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Syllabification: post·par·tum

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