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postpartum

 [pōst-pahr´tum]
occurring after childbirth, with reference to the mother.
postpartum pituitary necrosis necrosis of the pituitary during the postpartum period, resulting from an infarct; it is often associated with shock and excessive uterine bleeding during delivery, and leads to variable patterns of hypopituitarism. Called also Sheehan's syndrome.

post·par·tum

(pōst-par'tŭm), Written as one word when used as an adjective (postpartum hemorrhage) but as two words when used as an adverbial phrase (hemorrhage occurring post partum).
After childbirth. Compare: antepartum, intrapartum.
[L. partus, birth (noun), fr. pario, pp. partus, to bring forth]

postpartum

/post·par·tum/ (pōst-pahr´tum) occurring after childbirth, with reference to the mother.

postpartum

(pōst-pär′təm)
adj.
Of or occurring in the period shortly after childbirth: postpartum complications.

postpartum

[pōstpär′təm]
after childbirth.

post·par·tum

(pōst-pahr'tŭm)
After childbirth.
Compare: antepartum, intrapartum
[L. partus, birth (noun), fr. pario, pp. partus, to bring forth]

postpartum

Following childbirth.

Postpartum

Referring to the time period following childbirth.

post·par·tum

(pōst-pahr'tŭm)
After childbirth.
Compare: antepartum, intrapartum
[L. partus, birth (noun), fr. pario, pp. partus, to bring forth]

postpartum,

adj relating to or occurring during the period after birth.

postpartum

[L.] after parturition; see also postparturient.

postpartum metritis
Arcanobacterium pyogenes the common cause with Fusobacterium necrophorum and Prevotellamelaninogenica as contaminants. End result can be pyometra or infertility due to endometritis.
postpartum septic metritis
commonly associated with retained placenta and poor uterine involution. Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Arcanobacterium pyogenes, Streptococcus spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus spp., rarely Clostridium spp. are common infections responsible for the putrid smell of the exudate and severe toxemia.

Patient discussion about postpartum

Q. How do I know if I have Postpartum Depression and how can I get help? Hi everyone. I’m Lesa Elba 27 yrs old. I gave birth to a beautiful female baby 3 months before. I had depression before I had her and now I think I have postpartum. How do I know if I have Postpartum Depression and how can I get help?

A. if you feel you are not enjoying things you usually do, if you sit in a gloomy state at home, apathy to your child and maybe even wanting to harm him and you ,overwhelming fatigue, insomnia,loss of appetite. all this can lead to Postpartum depression. but there's also a normal phenomenon that is called "the baby blues" which last a few days or weeks. that looks the same but also shows mood swings and lighter symptoms then Postpartum depression.

Q. How to help someone with depression after pregnancy? My sons friend just had a baby (week old). Already the girlfriend is in major depression and refuses to take her medication. The man is afraid to leave the baby, what should he do?

A. After years of making myself and my family crazy, I got some goats and learned how critical minerals are to the normal functioning of bodies and brains. Did you know even goats can get PPD? Well I didn't either but found the solution was an adequate supply of minerals.
I have come to understand most brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money.

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The two have worked with Puryear to educate patients and medical professionals about how to identify postpartum depression and the more serious postpartum psychosis.
6,9,10) However, these studies describe neither why African women and couples rely on traditional practices to space their births, nor why they do not adopt a contraceptive method earlier in the postpartum period.
Phagocytosis by uterine fluid and blood neutrophils and hematological changes in postpartum cows following normal and abnormal parturition.
About 10% of women with postpartum depression will experience panic-related symptoms that range from waking out of sleep with their heart pounding to difficulty breathing, while 3%-5% will experience obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
There is no magic bullet for postpartum depression, but experts agree that the best thing for new mothers to do is try and get as much rest as she can and open up to her spouse or family, if possible.
Vaccinate postpartum women who were not vaccinated during pregnancy, preferably before hospital discharge or at 6 week postpartum visit
The analysts examined reports of one preconception behavior (daily use of folic acid), four prenatal behaviors (cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption in the third trimester, receipt of prenatal care in the first trimester and receipt of no prenatal care) and six postpartum behaviors (smoking, any breastfeeding, breast-feeding for at least eight weeks, placing the infant on his or her back to sleep, depression and contraceptive use).
Although some studies have assessed the relationship between leptin concentrations during pregnancy and maternal anthropometry (9,10,13,14), a few studies have examined precisely the association of leptin levels at early stages of pregnancy with postpartum weight retention (15,16).
A history of eating disorders or miscarriage also were significant predictors of postpartum depression, with odds ratios of 6.
In our present American culture, many new mothers live far from immediate family and there may not be a close-knit community to take the place of family in the postpartum period.