Infections in Pregnancy: Types of Infections After Delivery

Medically reviewed by Audra Robertson, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MAWritten by the Healthline Editorial Team on March 15, 2012

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.

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