The postpartum periodTThe postpartum periodThe postpartum periodEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC10.000000000000051.0000000000000273.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about the various issues concerning postpartum recovery after childbirth. Physical side effects and emotional side effects are discussed.</p><p>The postpartum period is commonly defined as the six weeks after childbirth. This is a very important time for both you and your newborn baby as you adjust to each other and your expanded family. In the first few hours and days after childbirth, you will experience many changes, both physically and emotionally. Over the next six weeks or so, your reproductive tract will slowly return to the way it was before you became pregnant. If you had a caesarean section, your recovery will be different from that of a vaginal delivery.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>You may experience physical problems after birth including infections, difficulty urinating, constipation and hemorrhoids.</li> <li>You might feel irritable, indecisive, anxious and prone to sudden mood swings.</li> <li>If you experience depression that is continuous and disrupts normal functioning, speak to your doctor as soon as possible as you may be experiencing postpartum depression.</li></ul>
La période post-partumLLa période post-partumThe postpartum periodFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC10.000000000000051.0000000000000273.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur les divers aspects du rétablissement après la naissance. On y discute des effets secondaires physiques et émotionnels.</p><p>La période post-partum se rapporte aux six semaines qui suivent la naissance. C'est un temps très important pour vous et votre nouveau-né car vous vous ajustez l'un à l'autre ainsi qu’à votre famille élargie. Dans les premières heures et les premiers jours qui suivent la naissance, vous subirez de nombreux changements, tant sur le plan physique qu’émotionnel. Au cours des six prochaines semaines environ, votre système reproducteur retournera lentement à son état pré-grossesse. Si vous avez eu une césarienne, votre rétablissement sera différent que si vous aviez accouché par voie vaginale.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Vous pourriez subir quelques problèmes physiques après l’accouchement, y compris des infections, de la difficulté à uriner, de la constipation et des hémorroïdes.</li> <li>Vous pourriez vous sentir irritable, indécise, anxieuse et sujette à des sautes d’humeur soudaines.</li> <li>Si vous ressentez des symptômes de dépression qui sont continus et qui nuisent à votre quotidien, consultez votre médecin aussitôt que possible puisque vous pourriez être atteinte de dépression post-partum. </li></ul>

 

 

The postpartum period414.000000000000The postpartum periodThe postpartum periodTEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC10.000000000000051.0000000000000273.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about the various issues concerning postpartum recovery after childbirth. Physical side effects and emotional side effects are discussed.</p><p>The postpartum period is commonly defined as the six weeks after childbirth. This is a very important time for both you and your newborn baby as you adjust to each other and your expanded family. In the first few hours and days after childbirth, you will experience many changes, both physically and emotionally. Over the next six weeks or so, your reproductive tract will slowly return to the way it was before you became pregnant. If you had a caesarean section, your recovery will be different from that of a vaginal delivery.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>You may experience physical problems after birth including infections, difficulty urinating, constipation and hemorrhoids.</li> <li>You might feel irritable, indecisive, anxious and prone to sudden mood swings.</li> <li>If you experience depression that is continuous and disrupts normal functioning, speak to your doctor as soon as possible as you may be experiencing postpartum depression.</li></ul><p>Your breasts, which began enlarging during pregnancy, will be filled with a special clear fluid called colostrum for the first few days after childbirth. At first when your breasts fill with colostrum and then breast milk, your breasts may become enlarged, firm, and painful. This is called breast engorgement, and it should disappear after a few days. Try to persevere with breastfeeding during this time, as breast milk is the ideal food for your newborn baby. </p><p>Some new mothers develop physical problems after childbirth. These may include infections, difficulty urinating, constipation, hemorrhoids, or other conditions. Prompt and appropriate treatment can help to alleviate discomfort and treat the problem. </p><p>You might feel irritable, indecisive, anxious, and prone to sudden mood swings after childbirth. This is called the "baby blues" and it usually lasts just a few days. Some women experience a depression that is so pronounced and continuous that it disrupts their normal functioning. This is called major depression or postpartum depression, and if left untreated, it can last for months. Early diagnosis and treatment is very important to the well being of the mother. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/the_post_partum_period.jpgThe postpartum period

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