Immediate Postpartum(Immediately after Delivery)
Written by : Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD
The immediate postpartum or puerperium is the 24 hour period following the delivery. This is a very important phase since this is the time when conditions like postpartum hemorrhage and injuries to the mother becomes apparent and needs emergency treatment.
The mother, at this time, should be under close observation.
Anatomy of the Reproductive Organs Immediately after Delivery
Inside the uterus, the site of attachment of the placenta becomes a small, raised, reddish region of only around 7 - 8 cms in diameter.
General Physiological Condition
The woman in labor goes through a tremendous amount of stress and strain. And it takes some time for her general condition to settle down to a normal state again.
But the muscle tone is regained in 1 - 2 days. There is an increased tendency to pass urine in the first two days to eliminate water retained during pregnancy.
- Complications after the Childbirth.
- Breast Abscess during breastfeeding.
- Tears in the Perineum during Childbirth/labor .
- Vaginitis and vaginal Discharge.