2.3 In conclusion
In most women, the puerperium passes without problems and is a time of joy for the mother and other members of the family to be with the new baby. But it is important that mothers and their partners are informed of what normally happens during this period, and that you make sure there are no danger signs which can compromise the health of the mother or the newborn. We are going to turn to the abnormal puerperium in Study Session 3 of this Module. Remember that if you detect abnormalities during postnatal follow-up visits, refer the woman and baby quickly for further assessment and treatment to the next higher health facility.