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Definition of "postnatal" [post•na•tal]

  • Of or occurring after birth, especially during the period immediately after birth. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "postnatal" in a sentence
  • "Postpartum depression - also known as postnatal depression - is caused by an imbalance of hormones in the body after a woman gives birth."
  • "Is there a subtle undertone of "postnatal" stress on the part of BSNYC at the start of this post?"
  • ""Health visitors respond to parents 'worries and concerns, and their unique relationship and position of visiting families in their home means that they can detect problems that parents may not talk about - such as postnatal depression, domestic violence or child abuse.""