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This is the time during which the mother's altered anatomy, physiology and biochemistry returns to the non-pregnant state. This process is said to have an onset at the third stage of labour and is completed six weeks later.

Note, legally for the definition of post partum psychiatric illness the length of the puerperium is considerably longer - 12 months.

Last reviewed 06/2020

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