Noting that untreated pain is associated with increased risks of greater opioid use, postpartum depression, and development of persistent pain, the authors recommend non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies as components of postpartum pain management.
Abdominoplasty in the postpartum population improves low back pain and urinary incontinence.
Single-dose aspirin may provide relief of perineal pain after episiotomy in women who are not breastfeeding.
There is high satisfaction for a postpartum self-administered medication program on postpartum wards.
These findings lay the groundwork for further consideration of OMT as a supplementary approach to standard care.
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