postnatal

(redirected from post-natal)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to post-natal: puerperium, post-natal depression

postnatal

 [pōst-na´tal]
occurring after birth, with reference to the newborn.

post·na·tal

(pōst-nā'tăl),
Occurring after birth.
[L. natus, birth]

postnatal

/post·na·tal/ (-na´t'l) occurring after birth, with reference to the newborn.

postnatal

(pōst-nāt′l)
adj.
Of or occurring after birth, especially during the period immediately after birth.

post·na′tal·ly adv.

postnatal

adjective Pertaining or referring to events occurring after birth, usually understood as within the first weeks to months after birth.

postnatal

Neonatology adjective After birth Pertaining to events occurring after birth, usually within 1 year of childbirth

post·na·tal

(pōst-nā'tăl)
Occurring after birth.
[L. natus, birth]

postnatal

Occurring subsequent to birth.

postnatal

relates to the newborn in the period immediately after birth. A suitable subdivision is: early postnatal—within 48 hours of birth; delayed postnatal—2 to 7 days; late postnatal—1 to 4 weeks. See also perinatal, parturient disease.

postnatal diseases
diseases which are more prevalent at this time in the animal's life because of its small size, its immunological inadequacy and its dependence on the dam for nourishment, protection from predators and from inclement weather, especially protection from the cold.
References in periodicals archive ?
Most had little understanding of the importance of post-natal management of GDM and the serious consequences a tack of follow-up care could have on patients in the tong run, ie development of type 2 diabetes.
Of the total sample, 396 women experienced post-natal depression and tended to be younger and from lower levels of education than those who did not suffer.
The findings, reported in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, showed the hormone could identify about three quarters of pregnant women expected to suffer from post-natal depression.
Labor should acknowledge that the new service at Burnie offers many benefits to expectant mothers, including better access to specialised services such as paediatrics, an expansion of ante and post-natal care, greater levels of midwife-led outreach and home visits after the birth.
Danielle Hackett, 31, founded the company after suffering post-natal depression following the birth of her second child.
RCM chief Cathy Warwick said: "Women are not getting the best possible post-natal care.
But now the 21-year-old, who lives in Huntington, near Cannock, has fully recovered from the illness thanks to counselling and is an ambassador for charity PANDAS (Pre- and Post-Natal Depression Advice and Support).
Anna is a part-time paid employee of the NCT and as well as running ante-natal and post-natal classes has been responsible for setting up a project in YorKshire and Humberside to help families with asylum or refugee status.
Dean Pulling, prosecuting, told Swansea Crown Court the mother, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was diagnosed with post-natal depression and bonding disorder.
She had been suffering post-natal depression, for which she was receiving help but this is one of the reasons we are so concerned for her.