The puerperium is the stage of recovery of the woman's body after childbirt and lasts around 40 days.
However, each pregnancy and each woman is different and, therefore, the duration of the puerperium may vary.
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 12/13/2022