Postnatal Care

Definitions Term baby – between 37 – 41 weeks Pre-term baby – before 37 weeks Post term baby – after 42 weeks Neonate – <28 days old Stillbirth – dead baby delivered after 24...

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Postpartum Haemorrhage

Introduction Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) refers to abnormal bleeding after pregnancy. It is typically defined as primary (typically with 24 hours of delivery) or secondary (usually after discharge home). Primary postpartum haemorrhage is the most...

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Postural Hypotension

Postural hypotension is a transient fall in blood pressure which causes symptoms when a patient moves from sitting or lying to standing. Physiology Moment to moment, blood pressure is controlled by the vasovagal reflex...

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