Most postpartum women do fine, and postpartum complications are often minor and treatable. The information in this chapter isn't meant to alarm you — serious postpartum complications are rare, especially in healthy mothers who've had normal deliveries. Still, it's important to know what's normal and what's not as you monitor your own postpartum recovery. This chapter offers a rundown of some problems — from infections to gallbladder issues — that can come up during the postpartum period.

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