Puerperium can be a time of excitement, joy and stress. Proper management of normal puerperium is essential for ensuring a smooth transition into motherhood.
The most common physiological changes that take place in the postpartum period includes changes in the breast, hormones, pulse and blood pressure, sleep, etc.
A cervical infection after childbirth, also called a postpartum infection, is an infection of the cervix, uterus, or both. It can occur anytime in puerperium.
Postpartum psychosis is a rare but serious mental health condition that can develop after childbirth, typically occurs in the first two weeks after delivery.
Postnatal care is the care that you receive after giving birth. It includes physical, emotional, and practical support for you and your baby.
Postpartum depression is a type of depressive mood disorder that can occur after childbirth characterized by sadness, anxiety, and difficulty bonding with baby.
Puerperal sepsis is an infection of the genital tract which occurs as a complication of delivery caused by bacteria that enter the uterus during delivery.
Puerperal pyrexia, also known as puerperal fever is a rise of temperature (fever) reaching 100.4° F or more within the first 10 days after delivery.
Subinvolution is a condition where uterus fails to return back to its normal size following childbirth and the main cause of secondary postpartum hemorrhage.