1844, from Latin post ("after") partum ("giving birth"), form of partus, from pariō ("I give birth"), from Proto-Indo-European *per- ("to bring forth"). Adjective

postpartum (not comparable)

  1. (of a mother) after giving birth
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postpartum (uncountable)

  1. The period immediately following childbirth.
    • 2019, Maranda Bower, Supported in Postpartum: Stories of Rejuvenating Wisdom (page 54)
      Postpartum was hard. When I first thought about having a baby, postpartum wasn't on my mind at all. I was just excited to have a brand-new baby that I could call mine.

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