It is as physiological as any other somatic change in the puerperium.
There is always a possibility of collapse in the third stage or during the puerperium.
If the labour is normal and the puerperium uncomplicated, the number of leucocytes regains the normal in about a week.
In the puerperium it is often an infection brought on by dirty midwives or physicians.
Clean walls, clean floors, and a scrupulously clean bed must be maintained throughout the puerperium.
puerperium pu·er·pe·ri·um (pyōō'ər-pēr'ē-əm)
n. pl. pu·er·pe·ri·a (-pēr'ē-ə)
The state of a woman during childbirth or immediately thereafter.
The approximate six-week period lasting from childbirth to the return of normal uterine size.