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Postdelivery symptom control 

Postdelivery symptom control
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Postdelivery symptom control
Author(s):

Dan Redfern

, Jon Hughes

, and Viju Varadarajan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199208326.003.0012
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date: 06 May 2021

Sarah Harries, Dan Redfern, Jon Hughes and Viju Varadarajan

Analgesia after vaginal delivery 338

Analgesia after caesarean delivery 340

Management of nausea and vomiting 342

Pruritus 343

The severity of pain and analgesia required after delivery usually depend on the mode of delivery. However, accurate pain scoring is essential when determining the strength of analgesics that may be required. A verbal rating scale (0–3) is recommended, aiming for a pain score of <2, i.e. no pain (0) or mild pain (1), on movement....

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