The puerperium or quarantine is the period of time from delivery until the woman has her first menstrual period after pregnancy. This time can be divided into several stages. The 24 hours after delivery would correspond to the immediate puerperium.
This is followed by the immediate puerperium, which lasts 10 days. The third stage is the distant puerperium, which lasts 40-45 days. Finally, the late puerperium would be up to 6 months if exclusive breastfeeding is chosen.
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By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 02/02/2023