Three Conditions to Watch for After Childbirth

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Pregnant people in the United States are encouraged to see their doctors regularly but care for people who have recently given birth is often less accessible. This article shares three conditions to look out for after giving birth–preeclampsia, hemorrhage, and endometritis–and when to call a doctor for help.

“Postpartum preeclampsia most often happens within a few days after delivery, but it can occur up to 6 weeks later. Untreated, preeclampsia can cause stroke, seizures, and other serious problems.”