For pregnant women, the complications do not end after giving birth, including hemorrhage, infection, and investment in utero are some of the problems that can occur in the immediate postpartum.

Postpartum complications common

Infection postpartum

  • The temperature of the patient exceeds 38°C after the first 24 hours of having given birth.
  • It is present in the uterus, and the vagina, thus affecting the device genital.
  • In some cases appear infections, bladder and kidney.
  • Mastitis puerperal.

Between the symptoms of puerperal infection, we have:

  • Decay.
  • Fever.
  • Chills.
  • Uterine tenderness.
  • Lochia smelly
  • Headache.
  • General feeling of illness.


It is the infection and inflammation in the bladder caused initially by the bacterium escherichia coli. Their symptoms range from uncontrollable urge to urinate, irritability, up to expulsion of urine.


In it we talk about the inflammation of the endometrium and becomes frequent in women who have had a c-section. We note that it is of endometritis when present fever, weakness, fatigue, discomfort, pain, and inflammation of the uterus.


Usually appears after the second week after birth and it is the infection of the breast. Its usual symptoms are: pain, swelling, and redness in the breasts, pain and much discomfort.


It comes as a result of a kidney infection produced after parturition. The patient with pyelonephritis presents general feeling of illness, low back pain, fever, painful urination.

Infection in the wound

In some cases, the women suffer from infections in the wound or in areas where they have had a surgical incision (the perineum – episiotomy and abdomen – c-section). Are infections very painful and uncomfortable, and they bring about redness, discharge of pus, removal of fluid, edema and ecchymosis.

It is necessary that in the presence of disturbances or infections after childbirth, let us go immediately to the doctor to treat the problem and not to turn into a major complication.

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