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cognitive behavioral therapy
evidence-based therapy that helps people change their thinking patterns
early PPH
(also: primary PPH) hemorrhage that occurs after birth of the placenta up to 24 hours postpartum
late PPH
(also: secondary PPH) hemorrhage that occurs after the first 24 hours up to 12 weeks postpartum
mastitis
inflammation and/or infection of the breast
postpartum endometritis
infection of the uterus in the first 6 weeks after birth
postpartum psychosis (PPP)
mood disorder that occurs suddenly and can be very dangerous, with symptoms occurring within a few hours to weeks after birth; characterized by delusional thinking, hallucinations, and other psychotic symptoms
primary PPH
(also: early PPH) hemorrhage that occurs after birth of the placenta up to 24 hours postpartum
quantitative blood loss (QBL)
process of weighing and measuring the amount of blood loss during the birth and immediate postpartum period
secondary PPH
(also: late PPH) hemorrhage that occurs after the first 24 hours up to 12 weeks postpartum
subinvolution
inability of the postpartum uterus to return to its original size
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