lunedì 3 dicembre 2007

Sintomi post partum e ritorno al lavoro

Poco comune in Italia questo problema del rapido ritorno al lavoro dopo un parto ! Negli USA invece dove aspettative pagate e non, sono cose ignote è uscito in settimana questo articolo che esamina i sintomi più comuni nelle 11 settimane post partum. La conclusione degli autori è di riservare alle donne con sintomi più importanti un supporto sociale più attivo e minor stress sul lavoro.
Qui il link al lavoro.

Childbirth-Related Symptoms Common at 11 Weeks' Postpartum

Childbirth-related symptoms are common in the months after delivery, and physicians should offer women counseling to help manage their symptoms, researchers conclude in Annals of Family Medicine.

The study included 661 women who completed interviews at 11 weeks' postpartum. On average, the women reported four childbirth-related symptoms, most frequently fatigue (43%), headaches (42%), and back or neck pain (38%). Factors associated with good health outcomes included better physical and mental health before childbirth, more control over work and home activities, better social support at work and home, and less job stress.

The authors recommend that women's fatigue levels, along with their mental and physical symptoms, be evaluated postpartum. Those whose symptoms interfere with daily life "may find it helpful to have health care clinicians counsel them on strategies to decrease job stress, increase social support at work and home, and certify their use of intermittent family and medical leave."

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