Postpartum emergencies may include a variety of clinical presentations, ranging from minor concerns to life-threatening emergencies. Common postpartum emergencies include pain, fever, hemorrhage, hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia, infection, and depression.
In this retrospective cohort study of 279 women undergoing postpartum partial salpingectomy after vaginal delivery, the mean operative time for women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 was only 5.5 minutes longer than the time for women with a BMI < 30 kg/m2.
Despite guidance stating that a patient should be offered the option to begin her chosen long-acting reversible contraception birth control method at the time of the office visit rather than waiting for her next period or returning for another appointment, just 29% of clinicians say they provide same-day placement.
These investigators found that the routine use of acetaminophen alone rather than a combination acetaminophen-opioid significantly reduced overall and daily opioid use. In addition, there was no worse effect on overall pain score or length of stay.
The Maternal Vitamin D for Infant Growth (MDIG) trial was conducted in Bangladesh to further understand whether prenatal vitamin D with or without postpartum supplementation affects infant growth or other maternal, newborn, and infant outcomes.
Immediate postpartum placement offers safe, effective birth control
May 25, 2018
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recognizes immediate postpartum placement of either the intrauterine device or the contraceptive implant as a best practice because of the long-acting reversible contraceptive methods’ role in preventing rapid repeat and unintended pregnancy
Consultation for acute postpartum headache resulted in the diagnosis of a secondary cause of headache in almost three out of four women, with almost half of the secondary headaches due to a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy or to cerebrovascular disease.
In the United States, postpartum hemorrhage accounts for 11.4% of maternal deaths, the fourth most common cause after cardiovascular diseases, non-cardiovascular diseases, and infection; worldwide, it is the leading cause of maternal mortality. This feature will discuss the latest treatments for managing postpartum hemorrhage.