Infections in Pregnancy: Follow-Up with Doctor

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

Once you have been treated successfully for a postpartum infection, call your doctor if you experience any indication that the infection has returned, especially fever, fatigue, rapid heart rate, or lower abdominal pain. Your doctor will likely schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure that your therapy was effective.

In addition, women who have had postpartum endometritis should not use an IUD (intrauterine device) for birth control until three months after the infection has cleared. Speak to your doctor about using other forms of birth control during the interim.

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