Fatigue in postpartum women.

  title={Fatigue in postpartum women.},
  author={Douglas L. Gardner},
  journal={Applied nursing research : ANR},
  volume={4 2},
Childbirth and the responsibilities of parenting after birth require a great deal of energy. Fatigue in postpartum women is a concern for maternal-child nurses because of the impact on the health and parenting ability of the mother. To determine fatigue levels and types, 35 women who vaginally delivered were surveyed at 2 days, 2 weeks, and 6 weeks postpartum. This sample was found to be mildly fatigued, with situational and/or psychological fatigue. Nurses can intervene by assessing postpartum… CONTINUE READING