peripartum period


Summary: The period shortly before, during, and immediately after giving birth.

Top Publications

  1. Givertz M. Cardiology patient page: peripartum cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2013;127:e622-6 pubmed publisher
  2. Lindley K, Conner S, Cahill A, Novak E, Mann D. Impact of Preeclampsia on Clinical and Functional Outcomes in Women With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. Circ Heart Fail. 2017;10: pubmed publisher
    ..PPCM with concomitant preeclampsia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and different patterns of LV remodeling and recovery of LV function when compared with patients with PPCM that is not complicated by preeclampsia. ..
  3. Braun U, Tschoner T, Hässig M. Evaluation of eating and rumination behaviour using a noseband pressure sensor in cows during the peripartum period. BMC Vet Res. 2014;10:195 pubmed publisher
    ..This study showed that eating and rumination variables decrease from ten days before parturition to a minimum on the day of parturition, after which time they increase. ..
  4. Stewart D, Vigod S, MacMillan H, Chandra P, Han A, Rondon M, et al. Current Reports on Perinatal Intimate Partner Violence. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2017;19:26 pubmed publisher
  5. Dhesi S, Savu A, Ezekowitz J, Kaul P. Association Between Diabetes During Pregnancy and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: A Population-Level Analysis of 309,825 Women. Can J Cardiol. 2017;33:911-917 pubmed publisher
    ..There were few maternal or neonatal deaths in the overall cohort, but they were numerically higher in the PPCM group. ..
  6. Rosman L, Salmoirago Blotcher E, Cahill J, Wuensch K, Sears S. Depression and health behaviors in women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. Heart Lung. 2017;46:363-368 pubmed publisher
    ..Further research is needed to develop risk stratification models and patient-centered interventions to improve clinical outcomes for PPCM survivors. ..
  7. Wu V, Chen T, Yeh J, Wu M, Lu C, Chen S, et al. Clinical outcomes of peripartum cardiomyopathy: a 15-year nationwide population-based study in Asia. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017;96:e8374 pubmed publisher
    ..Late diagnosis portended significantly increased morbidity and mortality, even after adjusted for clinical variables. ..
  8. Schouten E, Jahn A, Midiani D, Makombe S, Mnthambala A, Chirwa Z, et al. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and the health-related Millennium Development Goals: time for a public health approach. Lancet. 2011;378:282-4 pubmed publisher
  9. Sagy I, Salman A, Kezerle L, Erez O, Yoel I, Barski L. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is associated with increased uric acid concentrations: A population based study. Heart Lung. 2017;46:369-374 pubmed publisher
    ..This observation aligns with previous report regarding the increased uric acid concentration in women with preeclampsia and congestive heart failure, suggestive of a common underlying mechanism that mediates the myocardial damage. ..

More Information


  1. Easter S, Molina R, Venkatesh K, Kaimal A, Tuomala R, Riley L. Clinical Risk Factors Associated With Peripartum Maternal Bacteremia. Obstet Gynecol. 2017;130:710-717 pubmed publisher
    ..5% of cases of bacteremia occurred in women with maximum fevers below this threshold. Obstetricians should maintain a heightened suspicion for an infectious source of fever in women with these clinical characteristics. ..