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Disorders of the Puerperium

Disorders of the Puerperium

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Disorders of the Puerperium
Nick Harvey
 
 
The Puerperium
6 weeks following delivery
 –Reproductive tract returns to normal state
Uterus
 –Umbilicus after delivery –Below SP at 2 weeks –Normal at 6 weeks
 
 
Puerperal Problems
Anaemia
 –25-30%
Bowels
 –Constipation (20%) –Haemorrhoids (20%)
Breast (2/3)
 –Nipple pain, cracks, bleeding –Engorgement –Mastitis
Thrombophlebitis
 –1%
Secondary PPH (24 hours – 6 weeks)

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