The postpartum or postbirth period after the baby lasts for many months. The postbirth period is usually a happy time for most women but it can also be stressful, and possibly dangerous. There are many potential complications for a new mom which may even be life-threatening. You need to care for your new baby and at the same time your body has undergone many changes that need to be addressed.
You need to be aware of signs and symptoms that may happen in the postpartum period which can be dangerous and need to be addressed quickly before they threaten your health or life.
Unfortunately, many women don't know the signs of potentially life-threatening complications that could occur after you give birth. Specific signs you should watch for during the first year after birth include pain, shortness of breath, thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby, and various others.
In this educational quiz, Dr. Amos will guide you through potential symptoms and complications, and explain when it is essential to call your doctor. Your answers are scored according to the severity of the issues.