Perineal massage during the late stage of pregnancy can be to prepare the perineum for delivery. It loosens the tight perineal muscles, which softens and flexes the birth canal.
Heavy bleeding after giving birth is called postpartum haemorrhage. According to WebMD It affects up to 5% of women who give birth. It’s most likely to happen within the first 24 hours after delivery but it can happen anytime within the first 12 weeks after your baby is born.
According to the HSE, 1 in 13 women following childbirth suffer with leaking from the back passage and 1 in 6 women will pass wind without being able to control it following childbirth.
According to the Australian journal of general practice Anaemia in pregnancy is a significant global health problem, with 38% of women worldwide affected, predominantly because of an iron deficiency.
According to the Health Service Executive Perinatal OCD affects at least 2 in every 100 women. Perinatal OCD has three main symptoms: Obsessions - frequent unpleasant thoughts, images, urges or doubts.