Postpartum period: three distinct but continuous phases.

  title={Postpartum period: three distinct but continuous phases.},
  author={Mattea Romano and Alessandra Cacciatore and Rosalba Giordano and Beatrice La Rosa},
  journal={Journal of prenatal medicine},
  volume={4 2},
Postpartum period is distinct in three phases. The third phase is the delayed postpartum period, which can last up to 6 months. Some changes to the genitourinary system are much longer in resolving, and some may never fully revert to the prepregnant state. A burgeoning volume of literature on pelvic floor support implicates childbirth as the initiation of a whole host of conditions including stress urinary incontinence, incontinence of flatus or feces, uterine prolapse, cystocele, and rectocele… CONTINUE READING