What Kind of Postpartum Infections Should I Know About?

Women who give birth via cesarean section (C-section) have an increased risk for developing specific infections, for example, postpartum endometritis and post-cesarean wound infection. Postpartum endometritis also afflicts women who deliver their babies vaginally, although it is more rare among this group. Further, all new mothers and women who breast-feed their babies should be aware of mastitis, which is an infection and inflammation in and around the milk producing glands of the breast.