Definition of post-partum adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpəʊst ˈpɑːtəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpoʊst ˈpɑːrtəm//
(North American English also postpartum) (British English also postnatal) [only before noun] Birth
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connected with the period after the birth of a child compare antenatal, prenatal See related entries: Birth Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin post partum ‘after childbirth’.