puerperal[pyo̵̅o̅ ʉr′pər əl]
puerperal definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin puerpera, woman in labor ; from puer, boy (see poultry) plush parere, to bear (see -parous)
puerperal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: From Latin puerper, a woman in childbed : puer, child, boy; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots + parere, to bear; see -parous.
puerperal - Medical Definition