Postpartum care refers to the nursing work done by women in childbirth, and this period is also called the puerperal or puerperal period. The nursing work depends on local conditions, economic and other factors, and there are different ways of care.
For example, Asian countries such as China are famous for postnatal care work called sitting in the month, which has quite a lot of types of nursing taboos and so on. However, even in Europe and the United States, postpartum care is becoming increasingly important, for example, the prevention of postpartum depression can be regarded as one of the new goals of postpartum care.
How should postpartum lochia detect itself?
Perineum care and lochia management are very important for parturient women, no matter they are delivered naturally or by cesarean section. Usually the lochia of women who give birth naturally must wait to be excreted, so the time varies from a week to a month; In cesarean section, the doctor will help clean up after delivery, so the time for lochia excretion will be much shorter. While waiting for lochia to be eliminated, the mother must always observe the lochia situation, and seek medical advice immediately if there is any abnormality such as excessive lochia, large blood clots, malodor, even fever and abdominal pain. If do not have above in, puerpera should change puerpera at any time only with tampon, keep perineal ministry dry, flush perineum when lavatory, shower with wen shui, can let wound restore normal.
Lochia is a mixture of blood, white blood cells, mucous and tissue left in the uterus after birth. In general, the normal lochia color changes from dark red to light red, then to yellow, and the contents begin to thicken and then gradually decrease, usually lasting about a week.
The duration of lochia varies according to the weight of each woman, but is not considered clean until a normal leucorrhea appears.
How to avoid back pain after giving birth?
Maternal can prepare a multi-layer shelf or cabinet in the kitchen, find a height appropriate layer, often used feeding utensils in the inside, with maternal reach for degrees. If you put a chair in the kitchen is a smart move, can make the mother to prepare the baby utensils do not have to stand for long, conducive to uterine reduction.
(2) for the baby to prepare for bed crib, buggy should not be too low or too high, to avoid the mother often have to bend down to pick up or put down the baby. It is best to buy a crib that can be raised or lowered, and the height of the buggy should be appropriate to facilitate maternal care of the baby.
(3) newborn babies need to bathe often, especially when it is hot. Can put the bath basin of the baby on the table with appropriate height on the fire to change diapers on the table, next to put on a small stool. In this way, it is comfortable for the mother to take a sitting position to bathe the baby, avoid squatting for a long time.
(4) maternal cleaning room floor should choose a long handle broom, mop and dustpan, with the waist will not quickly produce a sense of pain. Don't clean up too long each time, especially within 3 months postpartum.
(5) the baby feeding attention to take the correct posture, sitting or lying nursing position can be, as long as they feel the position is relaxed and comfortable. It is better to sit on a low stool, if sit on a higher position, such as sitting on the edge of the bed, can put one foot on a foot, or the body on the chair. It is best to raise the baby with a pillow on the knee, which can also support the weight. Place the baby on your lap and rest your head on your mother's arm. The mother can comfortably support the back of the baby with her arm. Let her face and bear be close to her mother.