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After childbirth, you are more into your child and less into yourself.

Importance of baby care, breastfeeding, nourishing, etc. all pieces of advice are given to you right from the day you conceived. But did anyone tell you about the complications or the difficult phase that you might go through after giving birth? Maybe yes, or no. But there are many health problems after birth that are even life-threatening and can happen in weeks and months after birth, and you may not be even aware of it. This is for all the mothers who neglect themselves and just take care of their children.

A pregnancy-related death is death during pregnancy or within one year after giving birth. According to studies, more than half of pregnancy-related deaths occur after giving birth. After childbirth, it’s common to have fatigue and other discomforts like perineal pain and uterine contractions.

Sometimes, it’s not possible to notice the difference between normal recovery and symptoms of complications, or when to seek medical attention. If you have your child born in a facility, the health care team might not be able to identify complications or risk factors before giving discharge.

Also, there is over 40 percent of women don’t receive postpartum visits due to lack of facilities and acquire less information on postpartum recovery. Further, mothers being so busy and exhausted in nursing a child, neglect early signs of illnesses. So, it’s high time to get proper advice and postpartum visits to avoid further complications, which may even lead to death.

Some of the post-partum complications are mentioned below:

  1. Cardiovascular diseases
  2. Excessive bleeding after giving birth
  3. Infections or sepsis
  4. Inability of the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body known as cardiomyopathy
  5. Blockage in pulmonary arteries in lungs which causes blood clots that travel from lungs to legs
  6. Stroke
  7. High blood pressure
  8. Amniotic fluid embolism – A condition where fetal cells enter bloodstream
  9. Anesthesia complications
  10. Rise in symptoms of pre-existing disease

These diseases are fatal when women have chronic conditions like cardiovascular diseases, obesity, or high pressure. In this case, it’s important to monitor postpartum health from time to time.

When to see a doctor?

  • Chest pain
  • Obstructed breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Seizures
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or your child
  • Excessive bleeding and expulsion of blood clots of the size of an egg
  • The incisions aren’t healing
  • Swollen legs and pain or warm to touch
  • Fever or temperature more than 100°F
  • Frequent headaches that don’t get better.

The complications observed in mothers are to be observed carefully and in case of any unusual behaviors or symptoms, visit a health services provider as soon as possible. Moreover, not only mothers, but children are also prone to serious health issues. Some of them can be noted as below:

  1. Choking and suffocation:

These are the leading cause of fatal accidents for kids under the age of 1. When the baby crawls around, clear all the objects, especially the small ones like coins, beads, plastic bags, or popped balloons that the child is likely to put in its mouth. Also, avoid toys having eyes, buttons and other pieces that the child and remove and swallow.

  1. Burns:

This is the fourth leading cause of death of babies under the age of 1. Their skin is thinner than adults and burns more deeply at lower temperatures. Do not risk any stove or hot stuff around your baby. And also, check the temperature of the water before giving your child a bath.

  1. Poison:

Infants tend to eat or taste whatever is around them. So not throw any poison or harmful stuff around the vicinity of your child or even at your home. This might lead to death as infants’ metabolism is fast. This might lead to death as an infant’s metabolism is fast and has a low defense against toxins.

Thus, even small things are to be taken care of when you have your child around. Making the house safe and with no harmful stuff around, ensuring that your child sleeps on a flat surface; is all that you need to take care of.

Who can serve the best for your child and yourself more than an experienced caregiver? Well, no one. DoyaCare is providing you with that facility at the doorstep. Every small little thing will be taken care of by our caregivers who have served over *** women in postnatal care. It’s all for your and your child’s safety. So what are you waiting for?

Our Take

Request a referral from your doctor. Finding help for an emotional wellness issue can also help you with your care. Ascertain that you are in the care of Safe Hands.

We provide Personalized, Class Leading Care Taker Services for specialized cases like: 

  1. Normal Baby Care
  2. Twin Baby Care
  3. Premature Baby Care
  4. Low Weight Baby Care
  5. Mother Care 

Disclaimer: This website’s content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Such information is provided solely for educational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a doctor or qualified health care professional.


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