New research indicates that Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women have higher postpartum pain scores but receive fewer opioids while hospitalized after delivery than their white counterparts
Published in JAMA Network Open, a new study offers surprising results about plasma transfusion effectiveness for women with PPH.
The following eight topics should be discussed with patients in order to provide the best postpartum care.
This summary of SMFM Consult Series #48 provides answers to 15 frequently asked questions about postpartum contraception.
Approximately 60% of maternal deaths occur postpartum. As such, the postpartum visit must gain a renewed sense of importance for the woman and her providers.
Left untreated, depression in the perinatal period can have serious repercussions for both mother and offspring.
Although breastfeeding has long been hypothesized to worsen postpartum cardiomyopathy, a new prospective study challenges the connection.
Dr. Haywood Brown discusses redefining what constitutes postpartum care during the fourth trimester.
Although the development of a PPD medication is commendable, Dr. Yonkers also notes there are several hurdles which need to be addressed.
In the United States, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is the validated screening tool for postpartum depression most commonly used in current clinical practice.