Pregnancy, childbirth is not only joy, happiness but also hidden danger to women. Even when she was healthy, she was not as safe as her 29-year-old mother, Tara Hansen, lives in the United States.
Tara said that her pregnancy was perfectly healthy, with no complications. He said: “We did not miss a doctor’s appointment, read all the books about pregnancy, childbirth, attend antenatal classes. My husband was very well prepared, and I thought that everything was perfect when she gave me a good, healthy son.”
After 36 hours in the hospital, Tara was home. It was also when she began to have symptoms such as flu, fatigue, and fainting. She also had severe pain but I thought it was a normal problem after giving birth.
Her husband thought that due to just giving birth and child care, she didn’t have enough rest so she could be tired. Only when the symptoms got worse, Tara noticed that her body was in trouble, and the couple decided to tell the doctor and go to the hospital.
Tara’s husband never expected that after his wife shortly admitted to the hospital, he realized that she had died. The cause is a postpartum infection. At that time, the son of the couple is only 6 days old.
After the painful death of his wife, husband Tara set up Tara Hansen organization with the desire to raise awareness about women’s health at birth.
According to Dr. Manny Alvarez, any woman can have postpartum complications and the three most common complications, with the highest mortality rates:
Postpartum hemorrhage usually occurs within 1 day after birth but can last up to 12 weeks. Symptoms include severe bleeding, hypotension, increased heart rate, and decreased red blood cell count. As soon as the blood is bleeding and there is a large number of blood clots, the woman needs immediate medical care.
This is a combined complication of high blood pressure and a sign that some organs like the kidney and liver of the mother after birth are having problems. The most obvious symptom is swollen hands and feet associated with severe headache, decreased vision, nausea or dizziness.
Most cases of postnatal development develop within 48 hours of birth but sometimes up to 6 weeks after birth, new women develop complications.
Pulmonary embolism is a very serious complication that occurs when the pulmonary artery, the body responsible for carrying blood from the heart to the lungs is blocked. The cause is usually due to blood clots forming in the legs or lungs.
Studies show that pulmonary embolism causes 20% of postpartum deaths. Symptoms include difficulty in breathing, chest pain, cough, pain, or swelling of the leg.
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