OB- Postpartum Management
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What should the level of the uterus be right after delivery? How many days does it take to return to a pelvic organ?
-level of the umbilicus right after delivery
-pelvic organ by 14 weeks
When does the uterus return to normal size?
6 weeks postpartum
When should weight be decreased by 50% postpartum?
How long does it take the placental site to regrow?
-may take 6 weeks (begin regeneration after 3 weeks)
What is lochia?
- -superficial decidual layer sloughed off after delivery
- -Lochia rubra--> 7 days (if continues past 7 days, piece of placenta may be attached)
- -Lochia serosa--> 7-14 days
- -Lochia Alba--> clear vaginal d/c
- **Duration--> 33 days
When does the cervical exernal os close after delivery? Internal os?
Ext. os-->1 week (FT)
Int. os--> 6 weeks (if still open, consider placental fragments)
When does the lower uterine segment return to normal?
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