postpartum period


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postpartum period

, puerperium
n. puerperio, período de aproximadamente seis semanas después del parto durante el cual los órganos de la madre vuelven a su estado normal.
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Depression can be defined as the loss of pleasure or negative mood combined with a set of symptoms, which lasts more than two weeks and causes impairment in some or several areas of life.1 Postpartum depression (PPD) is a term used to describe a heterogeneous group of depressive disorders specific to the postpartum period. Onset is usually within 6 weeks after childbirth, and symptoms last from 3 to 14 months.2,3 Past and present studies consistently found that depression is far more common among females (42.2%) compared to males 18%.4,5 The prevalence of major depressive disorders in women increases during their reproductive years, as women are more likely to suffer from mood and anxiety disorders following childbirth than at any other time in their lives.
About 10 percent of fathers face prenatal or postpartum depression, with rates highest in the three-month to six-month postpartum period, according to a study in the May 19 Journal of the American Medical Association.
According to calculations that adjusted for women's--demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, those who had not wanted to conceive were more likely than those with intended pregnancies to have consumed folic acid less than daily in the three months before becoming pregnant, smoked late in pregnancy or during the postpartum period, and been depressed after giving birth (odds ratios, 1.9-2.3); they were less likely than those whose pregnancies were intended to have begun prenatal care during the first trimester (0.3) and breastfed for at least eight weeks (0.7).
The apparent excess of weight among African American women, particularly during the postpartum period, poses an interesting question which provides the framework for the present study.
Women with a current major depressive episode had an almost 11-fold increased risk of suicidal ideation in the postpartum period, based on multivariate analysis (odds ratio 10.8).
In our present American culture, many new mothers live far from immediate family and there may not be a close-knit community to take the place of family in the postpartum period. For women in this position, the transition into motherhood can be a significant challenge, and techniques for stress release and healing can be useful alternatives.
Other alternative programs could provide Tdap education to health care providers and patients and support administration of Tdap vaccine to household contacts of infants, specifically women of childbearing age and new mothers in the immediate postpartum period.
Created in conjunction with ob/gyn, physical therapists specializing in Woman's Health, nurses, and pregnant women, Patrea's Prenatal Fitness for the Entire Body is flexibly designed to be useful for the entire pregnancy and postpartum period. Over ninety minutes of exercises covering yoga and gentle stretching, low-intensity Pilates, training to flatten one's belly after delivery, and resistance training for the upper and lower body to increase energy.
The Perinatal Hotline provides around-the-clock advice on indications and interpretations of standard and rapid HIV testing in pregnancy as well as consultation on antiretroviral use in pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. The Perinatal HIV Consultation and Referral Service also links HIV-infected pregnant women with appropriate health care.
More than 40 percent of women hospitalized during the prenatal period for a bipolar or a psychotic condition were hospitalized again in the postpartum period. Approximately 90 percent of all postpartum psychotic and bipolar episodes occurred within the first four weeks after delivery.
For instance, if you don't have any social support to help you with the baby (your mother, friends, a partner), your provider should try and facilitate something, like a visiting nurse or other support programs during the postpartum period. Many midwives, for instance, will do home visits to assess how an at-risk family is integrating the baby into the family.
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