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Meaning of "puerperium" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PUERPERIUM

From Latin: childbirth, from puerperus relating to a woman in labour, from puer boy + parere to bear.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PUERPERIUM

puerperium  [pjʊəˈpɪərɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PUERPERIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Puerperium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PUERPERIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

puerperium

Postpartum period

A postpartum period is the period beginning immediately after the birth of a child and extending for about six weeks. Less frequently used are the terms puerperium or puerperal period. It is the time after birth, a time in which the mother's body, including hormone levels and uterus size, returns to a non-pregnant state. Lochia is postpartum vaginal discharge, containing blood, mucus, and uterine tissue. In scientific literature, the term is commonly abbreviated to PX. So that 'day P5' should be read as 'the fifth day after birth'. This is not to be confused with medical nomenclature that uses G P to stand for number of pregnancy and outcome of pregnancy.

Definition of puerperium in the English dictionary

The definition of puerperium in the dictionary is the period following childbirth, lasting approximately six weeks, during which the uterus returns to its normal size and shape.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PUERPERIUM


archaebacterium
ˌɑːkɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
bacterium
bækˈtɪərɪəm
cerium
ˈsɪərɪəm
collyrium
kɒˈlɪərɪəm
corynebacterium
ˌkɒrənɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
criterium
kraɪˈtɪərɪəm
cyanobacterium
ˌsaɪənəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
desiderium
ˌdɛsɪˈdɪərɪəm
deuterium
djuːˈtɪərɪəm
elaterium
ˌɛləˈtɪərɪəm
eubacterium
ˌju:bækˈtɪərɪəm
imperium
ɪmˈpɪərɪəm
magisterium
ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəm
meitnerium
ˈmaɪtnɪərɪəm
mezereum
mɪˈzɪərɪəm
ministerium
ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəm
mycobacterium
ˌmaɪkəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
nitrobacterium
ˌnaɪtrəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
psalterium
sɔːlˈtɪərɪəm
sericterium
ˌsɛrɪkˈtɪərɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUERPERIUM

pueblo
puer
puerile
puerilely
puerilism
puerility
puerpera
puerperal
puerperal fever
puerperal psychosis
puerperally
Puerto Rican
Puerto Rico
Pufendorf
puff
puff adder
puff paste
puff pastry
puff piece
puff sleeves

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUERPERIUM

acroterium
apodyterium
apterium
aquarium
atrium
auditorium
clavicytherium
deinotherium
delirium
dinotherium
emporium
enterobacterium
equilibrium
osmeterium
planetarium
pomoerium
sanatorium
solarium
terrarium
yttrium

Synonyms and antonyms of puerperium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «puerperium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUERPERIUM

Find out the translation of puerperium to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of puerperium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «puerperium» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

产褥期
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

puerperio
570 millions of speakers

English

puerperium
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रसवोत्तरकाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النفاس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

послеродовой период
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

puerpério
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

puerperium
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

suites de couches
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Puerperium
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wochenbett
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

産褥
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

산욕기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Puerperium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

puerperium
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரசவக்காலம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्युर्पेरियम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lohusalık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

puerperio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

połóg
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

післяпологовий період
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

postnatală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λοχεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

puerperium
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

puerperium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barseltid
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of puerperium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUERPERIUM»

The term «puerperium» is regularly used and occupies the 66.986 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUERPERIUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about puerperium

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUERPERIUM»

Discover the use of puerperium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to puerperium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Psychology For Midwives: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Puerperium
This accessible, evidence-based book explores how important it is for midwives to understand the psychological aspects of care, in order to create positive experiences for mothers and families.
Raynor, Maureen, England, Carole, 2010
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Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives
INTRODUCTION. The puerperium has been traditionally defined as the 6-week period immediately following the birth of a baby and represents the period of time in which maternal physiology, particularly the reproductive system, returns to a ...
Jane Coad, Melvyn Dunstall, 2011
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Manual on Pregnancy, Labour and Puerperium
The book covers theoretical and practical topics on the subject which a nursing professional may be familiar with. The book has been written easy language with a comprehensive index to key terms for easy access to information.
Rafiqa Bashir, 2008
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Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & ...
In her classic work on maternal behavior, Reva Rubin, a nurse, divided the puerperium into three separate phases (Rubin, 1977). She viewed the first of these as a taking-in phase, or a time when the new parents review their pregnancy and ...
Adele Pillitteri, 2010
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Repertory of Pregnancy, Parturition and Puerperium
Alberto Soler-Medina. Soler-Medina Repertory of Pregnancy, Parturition and Puerperium This On© 6NF3-B06-RKE7 Repertory of Pregnancy, Parturition and Puerperium By Alberto Soler-Medina, MD.
Alberto Soler-Medina, 1989
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Varney's Midwifery
This period also is called the puerperium, and the woman progressing through the puerperium is called a puerpera. The period of postpartum recovery lasts approximately six weeks. Database for the Puerperium The components of the ...
Helen Varney, Jan M. Kriebs, Carolyn L. Gegor, 2004
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Midwifery
The management of the puerperium Includes the care of the woman and the baby in the immediate post-delivery period and these have already been dealt with. (See The immediate Care of The Newborn Baby — Part 3, Chapter 11; and see ...
P. McCall Sellers, 1993
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Delmar's Maternal-infant Nursing Care Plans
PUERPERIUM. The puerperium, or postpartum period, begins physiologically with the birth of the baby and lasts for approximately six weeks. During this time the maternal reproductive organs recover from pregnancy and ovulation may return ...
Karla L. Luxner, 2005
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2013 ICD-10-CM Draft Edition -
... in childbirth & MCC M O88.13 Amniotic fluid embolism in the puerperium & MCC M O88.2 Obstetric thromboembolism O88.21 Thromboembolism in pregnancy Obstetric (pulmonary) embolism NOS O88.211 Thromboembolism in pregnancy, ...
Carol J. Buck, 2013
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Community Health Nursing
POSTNATAL CARE (PNC) The postnatal period or puerperium is the period of adjustment after pregnancy when the anatomic and physiological changes of pregnancy are reversed and body returns to the normal non pregnancy state.
Basavanthappa, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUERPERIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term puerperium is used in the context of the following news items.
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Infant mortality rate among lowest in OECD
The mortality rate of women who die in connection with pregnancy, childbirth or puerperium has declined to less than 10 per 10,000 newborn kids. Němeček ... «Prague Post, Jul 15»
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Infant mortality rate steadily declining in Czech Republic
The mortality rate of women who die in connection with pregnancy, childbirth or puerperium has declined to less than 10 per 10,000 newborn kids. Nemecek ... «Prague Daily Monitor, Jul 15»
3
'Hwenteaa' is Ethiopian pepper (Xylopia aethiopica)
They reportedly speed up the healing of the uterus (womb) after childbirth and are recommended for women during their puerperium (1 to 2 months after labour). «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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HIV-Aids, maternal death still pressing concerns
Complications related to pregnancy occurring in the course of labor, delivery and puerperium. * Hypertension complicating pregnancy, childbirth and ... «Sun.Star, Jun 15»
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TB In Pregnant Women
P. Ormerod's published study on 'Tuberculosis in pregnancy and the puerperium' shows that “The effects of TB on pregnancy may be influenced by many factors ... «Nigerian Observer, Jun 15»
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Guidelines Updated on Thromboembolic Disease in Pregnancy
"Thrombosis and Embolism during Pregnancy and the Puerperium, Reducing the Risk." RCOG Green-top Guideline No. 37a. Published online April 13, 2015. «Medscape, Apr 15»
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15 yoga asanas for post-pregnancy weight loss
Puerperium is the period from the elimination of the placenta till the next six weeks. During these weeks women must take special care of themselves. While the ... «TheHealthSite, Nov 14»
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Region failing MDG 5
MMR is defined as the ratio between the number of women who died (for reasons of pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium) to the number of reported livebirths ... «Sun.Star, Aug 14»
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Public Health priorities of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the …
... reproductive health (preconceptional health, pregnancy, delivery and puerperium), female cancers (screening and health promotion, prevention of infertility). «European Public Health Alliance, Aug 14»
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Care for the aged, now delivered at doorstep
“During puerperium, which is six weeks after delivery, there are chances of infections. We are seeing a rise in the number of mothers with postpartum depression ... «The Hindu, Jul 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Puerperium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/puerperium>. Dec 2019 ».
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