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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Time period following childbirth when the mother's uterus shrinks and the other functional and anatomic changes of pregnancy are resolved.

Usage examples (33)
  • A perinatologist cared for her during the puerperium
  • So it was that I entered my puerperium, which is gynecological for the time of recovery after delivering, the time of post-partum elation.
  • Popularly spoken of as the "lying-in period," and medically known as the puerperium, this time of convalescence immediately following childbirth is usually occupied by...
  • Blood volume changes in pregnancy and the puerperium. for more
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