A mother with her newborn.
When a woman gets really depressed after she gives birth to a baby, this is an example of depression that would be described as postpartum depression.
Origin of postpartumClassical Latin ; from post-, post- + partum, accusative of partus, a bringing forth ; from parere, to bear: see -parous
Origin of postpartumLatin post partum : post, after; see post– + partum, accusative of partus, birth, from past participle of parere, to beget; see per&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
- (of a mother) after giving birth
While postpartum narrowly refers to a mother after giving birth, the similar term postnatal maybe be used either to contrast, referring to the baby after being born, or may be used synonymously, also referring to the mother.