puerperal[pyo̵̅o̅ ʉr′pər əl]
of or connected with childbirth
Origin of puerperal; from Classical Latin puerpera, woman in labor ; from puer, boy (see poultry) + parere, to bear (see -parous)
Relating to, connected with, or occurring during childbirth or the period immediately following childbirth.
Origin of puerperalFrom Latin puerper, a woman in childbed : puer, child, boy; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots + parere, to bear; see –parous.
- Of, pertaining to or associated with childbirth.