Origin of postpartumClassical Latin from post-, post- + partum, accusative of partus, a bringing forth from parere, to bear: see -parous
It is very important for the new mother to take care of herself during the postpartum recovery period since the body needs to recuperate after pregnancy and giving birth.
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 postpartumLatin post partum post after ; see post- . partum accusative of partus birth from past participle of parere to beget ; see perə-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.
postpartum - Medical Definition
- In many cases, all it takes is one look at your newborn for your parenting instincts to kick in, but if you believe you're suffering from postpartum depression or are having trouble bonding with your baby, seek help from your doctor.
- If you have a difficult birth or feel like your birth just happened and you had no control over it, you could have problems bonding with your baby and may be at a much higher risk for postpartum depression.
- It is a rare circumstance when a postpartum nursing mother can fit into her pre-pregnancy lingerie, and many pre-pregnancy bras can hinder milk flow and circulation, particularly the underwire variety.
- The streptococcal bacteria that cause STSS often enter the body through an infected wound in the skin, infection following surgery, postpartum or post abortion infection, or bone infection.
- To be eligible for the program you must be pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding, or a child under the age of five, who is determined to be at "nutrition risk" by a health professional.