Occurring after birth. [L. natus, birth]

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post·na·tal (')pōst-'nāt-əl adj occurring or being after birth specif of or relating to an infant immediately after birth <\postnatal care> compare INTRANATAL, NEONATAL, PRENATAL
post·na·tal·ly -əl-ē adv

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post·na·tal (pōst-naґtəl) occurring after birth, with reference to the newborn. Cf. postpartum.

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