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Postnatal care 

Postnatal care
Postnatal care

Sally Collins

, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

, Kevin Hayes

, Simon Jackson

, and Lawrence Impey

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date: 26 February 2021

Normal changes in the puerperium

Major postnatal problems

Puerperal pyrexia: overview

Puerperal pyrexia: genital causes

Puerperal pyrexia: non-genital causes

Puerperal pyrexia: management

Other postnatal problems

Other postnatal care issues

Breast-feeding: overview

Breast-feeding: benefits

Breast-feeding: potential problems

Drugs and breast-feeding

Viruses and breast-feeding

The puerperium begins after delivery of placenta and lasts until reproductive organs have returned to their pre-pregnant state—usually about 6wks....

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