Postpartum period: three distinct but continuous phases

Romano, Mattea and Cacciatore, Alessandra and Giordano, Rosalba and La Rosa, Beatrice (2010) Postpartum period: three distinct but continuous phases. Journal of prenatal medicine, 4 (2). pp. 22-25. ISSN 1971-3290

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Postpartum period is distinct in three phases. The third phase is the delayed postpartum period, which can last up to 6 months. Some changes to the genitourinary system are much longer in resolving, and some may never fully revert to the prepregnant state. A burgeoning volume of literature on pelvic floor support implicates childbirth as the initiation of a whole host of conditions including stress urinary incontinence, incontinence of flatus or feces, uterine prolapse, cystocele, and rectocele. The duration and severity of these conditions affect many variables, including the patientʼs intrinsic collagen support, the size of the infant, the route of delivery, and the degree of perineal trauma occurring either naturally (lacerations) or iatrogenically (episiotomy).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Postdelivery, genitourinary disease, labour, pelvic floor
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria > 618.6 Puerperio normale
Depositing User: Gianni Aiello
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 09:13
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 08:33

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