Journal of Midwifery and Health Sciences

Postpartum Physical Symptoms and Nursing/Midwifery Care


Çukurova Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Doğum ve Kadın Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Adana, Türkiye

Journal of Midwifery and Health Sciences 2022; 5: 79-84
DOI: 10.5152/JMHS.2022.986069
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The complex and new period that lasts 6 weeks after the birth and in which the mother, baby, and family are adapted is called the “postpartum period.” During this period, women who experience the feeling of motherhood may experience many physical symptoms. Especially the first week of the postpartum period is the transition period both physiologically and psychologically and the period when postpartum problems are at the highest level. Most of these problems persist for up to 6 weeks, some for up to 1 year. Physical symptoms not only affect maternal health but at the
same time, the health of babies due to decreased performance in maternal roles. In the postpartum period, women frequently experience physical symptoms such as fatigue, perineum, back and headache, bowel and urinary problems, hemorrhoids, breast problems related to breastfeeding, and sexual problems, which have significant negative effects on baby care, housework, and family relationships. In this period, it is important to determine the needs of the mother and the baby and to provide care, training, and consultancy services by nurses/midwives in line with these needs.

Cite this article as: Karaçay Yıkar, S., & Nazik, E. (2022). Doğum sonu fiziksel semptomlar ve hemşirelik/ebelik bakımı. Journal of Midwifery and Health Sciences, 5(2), 79-84.

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