puerperium


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puerperium

 [pu″er-pēr´e-um]
the period from the end of the third stage of labor until involution of the uterus is complete, usually lasting between 3 and 6 weeks.

pu·er·pe·ri·um

, pl.

pu·er·pe·ri·a

(pyū-er-pē'rē-ŭm, -ē-ă),
Period from the termination of labor to complete involution of the uterus, usually defined as 42 days.
[L. childbirth, fr. puer, child, + pario, to bring forth]

puerperium

(pyo͞o′ər-pîr′ē-əm)
n. pl. puer·peria (-pîr′ē-ə)
1. The state of a woman during childbirth or immediately thereafter.
2. The approximate six-week period lasting from childbirth to the return of normal uterine size.

pu·er·pe·ri·um

(pyū'er-pēr'ē-ŭm, -ă)
Period from the termination of labor to complete involution of the uterus, usually defined as 42 days.
[L. childbirth, fr. puer, child, + pario, to bring forth]

puerperium

The period after childbirth when the womb (uterus) and VAGINA are returning to their normal state.
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The association of the variable that indicates whether during the immediate puerperium, the mother was breastfeeding or not, and the duration of LME, becomes statistically insignificant during the multiple analysis.
In our case, altered bowel habits, chronic pelvic pain and inability to pull out IUD strings were suggestive of bowel injury caused by IUD and insertion in puerperium, retroverted uterine axis and inadequate IUD follow up were the predisposing risk factors.
This Table 4 shows comparative analysis of different neurological illnesses in pregnancy and puerperium across various studies.
The ambiguity between the naturalization of excessive weight in the condition of the mother-woman and the feeling of inadequacy to the socially idealized wife-woman body produces feelings of low self-esteem, limitation in the performance of daily activities and fear of the appearance of the body itself in the puerperium.
Smilowitz, M.D., from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues identified women aged 18 years or older hospitalized during pregnancy and the puerperium from the National Inpatient Sample database from Jan.
There is a belief that consuming cold foods during the puerperium may cause sickness in the woman and the baby.
The initial fall in RBC count during puerperium may account for compensatory hemodilution which occurs following delivery.
El Darouti, "Impetigo herpetiformis during the puerperium triggered by secondary hypoparathyroidism: A case report," Cases Journal, vol.
Harer, "Volvulus complicating pregnancy and puerperium: report of three cases and review of literature," Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol.
Later, it can be replaced by postnatal yoga, after the period of puerperium. [emailprotected] Dr Ashwini Gaddiker is specialist gynaecologist, Burjeel Medical Centre
This study aimed to summarize clinical features of female patients of reproductive age with initial CNS inflammatory demyelinating attacks during puerperium. Methods: Fourteen female patients with initial demyelinating events during puerperium between January 2013 and December 2016 were retrospectively studied.
puerperium in dairy animals are related to series of complications.