Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium

(Puerperium, Puerperal, Childbirth)

Pregnancy is the time during which one or more offspring develops (gestates) inside a woman's uterus (womb). Childbirth, also known as labour and delivery, is the completion of pregnancy where one or more babies exits the internal environment of the mother via vaginal delivery or caesarean section. The postpartum (or postnatal) period begins after childbirth and is typically considered to end within 6 weeks as the mother's body, including hormone levels and uterus size, returns to a non-pregnant state.

AHMET M METIN GülmezogluConcept Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland | Department of Repr
  • postpartum haemorrhage
  • maternal mortality
  • magnesium sulphate
  • south africa
  • preterm birth
Lale LS SayDevelopment and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP
  • maternal morbidity
  • reproductive health
  • preterm birth
  • female genital mutilation
  • fetal growth
INGEGERD M HildingssonDepartment of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala Univers
  • childbirth fear
  • birth women
  • early pregnancy
  • parental stress
  • prolonged latent phase
Ellen D HodnettLawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toro
  • continuous support
  • blood pressure
  • guided imagery
  • breech presentation
  • prelabor rupture
Zulfiqar Ahmed BhuttaDalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, T
  • global burden
  • developing countries
  • child health
  • typhoid fever
  • zinc supplementation
G Justus GJH HofmeyrEffective Care Research Unit, Frere Maternity Hospital, East
  • calcium supplementation
  • continuous support
  • external cephalic version
  • postpartum haemorrhage
  • breech presentation
Ulla WaldenströmBastugatan 42, 118 25, Stockholm, Sweden | Karolinska Instit
  • birth center
  • early pregnancy
  • maternal age
  • epidural analgesia
  • labour pain
Stephanie Janne BrownDepartment of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourn
  • depressive symptoms
  • south australia
  • intimate partner violence
  • early pregnancy
  • women birth
João Paulo SouzaRibeirão Preto Medical School Infectious and Tropical Diseas
  • latin america
  • secondary analysis
  • severe maternal morbidity
  • maternal sepsis
  • newborn health
Özge TunçalpDepartment of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, W
  • qualitative evidence
  • maternal morbidity
  • health facilities
  • south africa
  • women childbirth

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