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puerperium

 [pu″er-pēr´e-um]
the period from the end of the third stage of labor until involution of the uterus is complete, usually lasting between 3 and 6 weeks.

pu·er·pe·ri·um

, pl.

pu·er·pe·ri·a

(pyū-er-pē'rē-ŭm, -ē-ă),
Period from the termination of labor to complete involution of the uterus, usually defined as 42 days.
[L. childbirth, fr. puer, child, + pario, to bring forth]

puerperium

/pu·er·pe·ri·um/ (pu″er-pēr´e-um) the period or state of confinement after childbirth.

puerperium

(pyo͞o′ər-pîr′ē-əm)
n. pl. puer·peria (-pîr′ē-ə)
1. The state of a woman during childbirth or immediately thereafter.
2. The approximate six-week period lasting from childbirth to the return of normal uterine size.

puerperium

[pyo̅o̅′ərpir′ē·əm]
Etymology: L, puerperus
the time after childbirth, lasting approximately 6 weeks, during which the anatomical and physiological changes brought about by pregnancy resolve and a woman adjusts to the new or expanded responsibilities of motherhood and nonpregnant life.

pu·er·pe·ri·um

(pyū'er-pēr'ē-ŭm, -ă)
Period from the termination of labor to complete involution of the uterus, usually defined as 42 days.
[L. childbirth, fr. puer, child, + pario, to bring forth]

puerperium

The period after childbirth when the womb (uterus) and VAGINA are returning to their normal state.

puerperium

the period or state of confinement after parturition.
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