Puerperium

Posted by e-Medical PPT Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Puerperium is defined as the time from the delivery of the placenta through the first 6 weeks  after the delivery. By 6 weeks after delivery, most of the changes of pregnancy, labor, and delivery have resolved and the body has reverted to the nonpregnant state.
Immediately postpartum, the uterine fundus is palpable at or near the level of the maternal umbilicus.Over the several weeks, the uterus slowly returns to its nonpregnant state, although the overall uterine size remains larger than prior to gestation.
The placental site undergoes a series of changes in the postpartum period. Immediately after delivery, the contractions of the arterial smooth muscle and compression of the vessels by contraction of the myometrium (physiologic ligatures) result in hemostasis. The size of the placental bed decreases by half, and the changes in the placental bed result in the quantity and quality of the lochia that is experienced.....
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