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Noun: puerperium  ,pyoo-u(r)'peer-ee-um
  1. Time period following childbirth when the mother's uterus shrinks and the other functional and anatomic changes of pregnancy are resolved
    "a perinatologist cared for her during the puerperium"

Derived forms: puerperiums

Type of: period, period of time, time period

Encyclopedia: Puerperium