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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

1859, post- +‎ natal.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

postnatal (not comparable)

  1. (of a baby) after being born, of or pertaining to the period immediately after birth
  2. (proscribed) (of a mother) after giving birth

Usage notesEdit

In careful usage postnatal refers to the baby, after being born, while the mother, after giving birth, is referred to as postpartum. In casual usage postnatal may be used for both.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ postnatal” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl

AdjectiveEdit

postnatal (not comparable)

  1. postnatal

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

postnatal (plural postnatales)

  1. postnatal