• WordNet 3.6
    • n puerperium 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"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n puerperium The puerperal state.
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In literature:

Longus homost, magnas quoi lites intulit olim Falsum mendaci ventre puerperium.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Clean walls, clean floors, and a scrupulously clean bed must be maintained throughout the puerperium.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler