Delivering a baby can be a memorable occasion for a woman. Aside from the obvious joy, you may feel exhausted having to go through labor and delivery to. Women most often experience many issues after delivering their child. It is a rewarding experience, but can be physically and mentally stressful too. Here are things that you should expect after childbirth and the things that you can do to remedy these problems.
- Your breast will most likely feel painful and engorged the first few days after delivery. This is due to the fact that the milk is already being produced and drained from your breasts.
- Episiotomy is the procedure wherein a doctor makes a cut between your vaginal and the skin that separates it from the anal region. The stiches will be painful for the next couple of days as it heals.
- Hemorrhoids are common among women who just delivered their baby, but are temporary in nature.
- Urinary and fecal incontinence are commonplace and is the result of muscle stretching during delivery.
- Vaginal discharge is apparent after delivery. Its qualities may change over time for a few weeks until it clears up a month after delivery.
- Women will keep the weight gain from pregnancy for a few weeks. Instead of using weight loss products right away, trust that your body will go back to normal in a few months’ time.
- Post-partum baby blues are normal among women who just delivered. They may experience sadness and anxiety, while some may find themselves irritable and crying after delivery. They are common and are most often associated with the physical changes. This condition lasts for up to 2 weeks after childbirth
- Post-partum depression is a serious condition that may affect the relationship of a mother towards her infant. Make sure to seek medical help in order to manage the problem in a safe and effective manner.
The Healing Process
It will take your body a few months to fully recover from delivery. Those who underwent a cesarian section may find that it takes for them to recover as well. Pain is the number on complaint among women who just delivered. You can ask your doctors medications that you can administer safely to alleviate the pain and discomfort.
It is best to increase water intake as well to replenish and energize the body. Do not be worried if you experience unusual vaginal discharge during the first few weeks after childbirth. Never lift heavy stuff or limit your daily chores to light ones instead. Never go swimming if you just delivered. Your doctor will tell u on when you can resume to normal activitties a few months after you delivered your baby (and of course you will do breast feeding so you increase breast milk supply).