Post Partum Issues

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Definition

-  Post partum = period immediately following third stage of labour

 

Features

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Issues

-  Maternal

-  Post Partum Haemorrhage (PPH)

-  Perineal Trauma

-  Retained Placenta

-  Atonic Uterus

-  Rubella Immunity

-  Breast Feeding

-  Post Partum Infection

-  Post Natal Depression

-  Neonatal

-  Neonatal Resuscitation

-  New Born Examination (Baby Checks)

-  Vitamin D Deficiency

-  Vitamin K1

-  Hepatitis B Vaccine (Paeds)

 

Rubella Immunity

-  Mothers with low to no Rubella immunity on antenatal Rubella serology require MMR post partum

-  Low immunity = <20

-  Should have serology 6-8 weeks later to confirm

 

Low Vitamin D

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