Postnatal means happening after and relating to the birth of a baby.

One study suggests that nearly 40 per cent of women suffer postnatal depression...

After the birth, midwives on the postnatal ward will provide care until you go home.


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  • postnatal — POSTNATÁL, Ă, postnatali, e, adj. Care urmează după naştere. – Din fr. postnatal. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 04.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  Postnatal ≠ antenatal Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime  postnatál adj. n. (sil. mf. post ), f.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Postnatal — (Latin for after birth , from post meaning after and natalis meaning of birth ) is the period beginning immediately after the birth of a child and extending for about six weeks. Another term would be postpartum period, as it refers to the mother… …   Wikipedia

  • postnatal — postnatal, ale [ pɔstnatal ] adj. • 1970; de post et natal ♦ Didact. Relatif à la période qui suit immédiatement la naissance. Examens médicaux postnatals. Allocation postnatale. ⊗ CONTR. Anténatal, prénatal. postnatal, ale, als adj. Didac. Qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Postnatal — Post*na tal, a. [Pref. post + natal.] After birth; subsequent to birth; as, postnatal infanticide; postnatal diseases. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • postnatal — 1859, from POST (Cf. post ) + NATAL (Cf. natal) …   Etymology dictionary

  • postnatal — [pōst΄nāt′ l] adj. [ POST + NATAL] after birth; esp., of the period immediately after birth …   English World dictionary

  • Postnatal — Die Ausdrücke pränatal, praenatal, antenatal, präpartal, präpartual, ante partum und prae partum bedeuten „vor der Geburt“. Zusammengesetzt sind sie aus den lateinischen Adjektiven bzw. Vorsilben prae bzw. ante (= vor / vorangehend) und natal bzw …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • postnatal — post|na|tal [ˌpəustˈneıtl US ˌpoust ] adj [only before noun] relating to the time after a baby is born ▪ postnatal care ▪ postnatal depression (=an illness in which a woman feels very unhappy and tired after her baby is born) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • postnatal — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1859 occurring or being after birth; specifically of or relating to an infant immediately after birth < postnatal care > • postnatally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postnatal — /pohst nayt l/, adj. subsequent to childbirth: postnatal infection. [1855 60; POST + NATAL] * * * …   Universalium