puerperal period

pu·er·per·al pe·ri·od

the period elapsing between the termination of labor and the return of the generative tract to its normal condition; the 6 weeks following the completion of labor.
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have been reported as one of the most common causes of maternal morbidities in the puerperal period.
Almost half (154/357) of the deaths of women of reproductive age (15-49) from four provinces of Afghanistan were related to complications during pregnancy, childbirth or the puerperal period.