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Disorders of the postnatal period 

Disorders of the postnatal period
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Disorders of the postnatal period
Author(s):

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198754787.003.0025
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date: 22 October 2019

The chapter includes information on common problems experienced by women after the birth and during their post-birth recovery. Post-partum haemorrhage is covered here, in particular that caused by uterine infection which may rapidly develop into life-threatening sepsis. Included are aspects of physical problems such as circulatory or urinary disorders. The midwife is responsible for early detection and rapid referral to enable prompt treatment. Psychological disorders often escalate after the birth and can be overwhelming for the mother. Timely support and management are essential to ensure the return of the normal parameters for each individual mother. Therapeutic interventions are required so knowledge of the local referral systems is a requisite.

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