During the patient's stay in hospital, she will be asked if she has any complaints and regular checks are made of her pulse, temperature, blood pressure, fundal height and lochia. The perineum should be inspected daily if there has been any trauma and the episiotomy or other wounds checked for signs of infection. It is also important that urinary output is satisfactory and that the bladder is being emptied completely. These observations are necessary to give the earliest warning of any possible complications.
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