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Obstetrics and Gynecology International - Volume 2017 2017, Article ID 6739345, 10 pages -

Research Article

Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Vilnius University, Centre of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos, Santariskiu 2, LT-08661 Vilnius, Lithuania

Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Correspondence should be addressed to V. Paliulyte

Received 19 February 2017; Accepted 13 April 2017; Published 7 May 2017

Academic Editor: Enrique Hernandez

Copyright © 2017 V. Paliulyte et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. To examine the uterine involution period after uncomplicated delivery in primiparous and multiparous women. Methods. Longitudinal prospective study. Repeated parameters were measured and endometrial contents and diastolic notch were observed. Measurements of primiparous and multiparous women were carried out after labour on the 1st, 3rd, 10th, 30th, 42nd, and 60th postpartum days. The analysis was performed using SPSS version 21. Results. The median uterus parameters are bigger in multiparous group in physiological puerperium, but the decreasing trend is the same. The endometrial cavity on the 10th day was significantly wider in multiparous women and mainly echo-negative view of the uterine cavity was observed. The evaluation of the uterine angle deviation changes from an extremely retroverted position to a more anteverted position. RI of the uterine artery in both groups was low immediately after labour and significantly increased one month postpartum. Notching of the uterine artery undergoes changes, but diastolic notch does not appear in all postpartum women even after two months following labour. Conclusions. The puerperium period after normal vaginal delivery depends on parity. The trend of involution in primiparous and multiparous women follows a similar pattern, yet, it lasts longer in the multiparous women. Ultrasound of uterine is certainly a useful tool after labour and may be important in facilitating an early detection of postpartum uterine complications.

Autor: V. Paliulyte, G. S. Drasutiene, D. Ramasauskaite, D. Bartkeviciene, J. Zakareviciene, and J. Kurmanavicius



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