Postpartum Care

Here are the things that must consider by the new Moms:

  • Drink plenty of water, especially for breastfeeding moms.
  • Take rest as much you can.
  • Nourishes your body with a well-balanced diet.
  • Craving foods like Burger, Pizza, or other street food, make them at home and have them.

 Your body has just achieved one of the most remarkable things it will ever do to carry another human being. After 9 months of waiting, you are excited to finally be home with your new baby. Much of your attention and energy during the coming weeks and months will be on the baby but don’t forget that you need to take care of yourself, too.

Your delivery may have been complex or easy. You may have had a cesarean birth (C-section) or normal delivery. You may have been in labor for a few hours or a few days. No matter what your delivery was like, your body has been traumatized simply the same. It will need time to recover.

Your postpartum recovery won’t be only for a few days. Recovering from both pregnancy and childbirth can take months. While many Mothers feel mostly recovered by 6-8 weeks, it may take longer than this to feel like yourself again. During this period, you may feel as though your body has turned against you. Try not to get frustrated. Remember that your body and mind are not aware of your timelines and expectations. The best things to do for it is rest, eat well, and give yourself a break.

During this time, hormones also fluctuate. Your thoughts may not be clear and will be more emotional. Give yourself time for this to pass. However, if at any time you feel about hurting yourself or your baby, inform someone.

Abdominal pain.

“It took almost a year to grow up and have a baby. Take comfort in knowing that, for the most part, you will start to feel much sooner. In a few months, you should be on your way to recovery. It doesn’t mean that recovering from postpartum won’t have its challenges.

It is very common to feel that your body does not heal as quickly as you would like. Remember, the more you can rest your body and allow it to fully recover, the better off you will be. Even if you only eat, sleep, and take care of your baby, that’s enough. For the initial six weeks, pay attention to your body. You will be tired and focused on your baby, but try to notice the changes in your body. This is very important when you are healing.

When you start to feel better, resist the urge to do more. Overdoing it at this point can slow down your recovery. Focus on feeding your body with the right foods, drink plenty of water (especially if you are breastfeeding), and get enough rest.

If you have had a Caesarean section, you will have more restrictions on what you can do in the days and weeks after the birth. Common things do not include driving and lifting something heavier than your baby. Your doctor will tell you when you can start normal activities.

Abdominal pain. As your uterus shrinks back to its normal size and shape, you will feel pain in your abdomen (lower abdomen). These pains are called “post-pain”. Most of these pains will be dull, but some will be severe. You may feel more of these pains while breastfeeding. It’s because breastfeeding stimulates a chemical in your body that causes the uterus to contract (tighten)”.

Baby Blues.

 “You are extremely excited and happy to bring the baby home. The next minute, however, you are sad. It can be confusing, especially for new mothers. Be aware that many women (7,080%) find it hard to feel sad in the first few weeks after having a baby. It is commonly referred to as “baby blues” and is caused by hormonal changes.

There is nothing to be ashamed of. Confiding with a friend or family member can often make you feel better. If these feelings last more than a few weeks or you are unable to function because of them, you may be suffering from postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is more serious than

Baby Blues. If you experience strong feelings of sadness or hopelessness, you should call your doctor”.


“It’s is true if you have stitches because you had an episiotomy (a surgical incision between the vagina and anus to widen the vaginal opening for childbirth) or if you tore that area during labor.

Childbirth. You may be afraid of damaging the stitches or worry that a bowel movement will cause more pain in that area. To relieve constipation, drink plenty of water and try to eat foods high in fiber. You may want to talk to your doctor about prescribing a stool softener in many cases. If you haven’t had a bowel movement within four days of giving birth, call your doctor”.


“Hemorrhoids (painful swelling of a vein in the rectum) can also occur during pregnancy.” Otherwise, you might have been caught by straining and pushing during labor. They have the potential to cause pain and bleeding following a bowel movement.  They can itch as well. Apply witch hazel to your hemorrhoids to relieve pain and itching.”

 Hormonal shifts.

“Hormones are responsible for a variety of postpartum symptoms, including mood swings (see “Baby blues” above). You may perspire more, particularly at night when you are sleeping. Just make certain that your sweating isn’t accompanied by a fever. It can be possible that you have an infection. Don’t worry It is only temporary. As estrogen levels increase, the hair returns to its normal thickness”.

Perineum soreness.

Perineum soreness (the area between the vagina & the anus). During childbirth, this area frequently tears. Sometimes, the doctor may need to make a small incision in this area to widen the vagina in preparation for childbirth. Even if none of these things occur during vaginal birth, the perineum will be sore and possibly swollen following childbirth.

You may feel pain in this area for several weeks. Sitting on an ice pack for 10 minutes several times a day will help relieve pain as you recover. It is helpful after using the restroom. During the first week after giving birth, rinse the perineum with lukewarm water using a spray bottle. After using the, rinse with water”.

Tell your doctor if the perineum area does not become less painful every day or if you have signs of infection”.

Sore nipples and breasts.

“It is common for women to have sore nipples and breasts during the first few days of breastfeeding. If the pain persists beyond a few days, the baby may not latch on properly. Try changing the positions or consult a lactation expert (breastfeeding expert) for help. Do this before the nipples develop painful cracks, which could compromise breastfeeding.

You should be continuing Breastfeeding with the addition of complementary foods throughout the second half of the first year”.


“It will take 8-10 days to heal if you have stitches due to a torn or cut perineum (see “Perineal soreness” above). The stitches will absorb over time. It is important to prevent stains from becoming infected by cleaning them gently with hot water after each use of the toilet. To do this, rinse the area with a spray bottle and pat dry. Do not wipe the area with toilet paper or you may irritate the area ‘sutured area.

No matter how impatient you are to check the healing progress, try not to touch the stitches. Contact your doctor if the area begins to hurt worse or the stitches seem weepy. It perhaps can be a sign of an infection.

The stitches in the skin should heal in 4-10 days. The underlying stitches in your muscle layer will take a little bit longer to heal. These won’t completely heal before 12 weeks. The stitches that you can see, make sure to keep watch for any signs of infection. These signs can be the incision area is red, swollen, or weeping pus; or if you have a fever”.

The underlying stitches in your muscle layer will take a little bit longer to heal. These won’t completely heal before 12 weeks. The stitches that you can see, make sure to keep watch for any signs of infection. These signs can be the incision area is red, swollen, or weeping pus; or if you have a fever”.

Vaginal bleeding and discharge.

“Vaginal bleeding and discharge (called lochia) are normal after giving birth, even if you had a cesarean section. This is how your body gets rid of the extra blood and tissue used to grow and nourish your baby. Expect it to be heavier at first (up to 10 days), then lessen. Bleeding and light spots may persist for up to six weeks following childbirth.

During this time, it is important to only use sanitary napkins. Tampon use can introduce bacteria and lead to infections. Expect a few clots to pass, especially in the first week. You should see your doctor if the clots are larger than a quarter”.

 Water retention.

“You might be waiting eagerly for the disappearance of the swelling you noticed during your pregnancy.” However, it won’t be for a long time. Your body will continue to retain water as a result of an increase in progesterone, also known as postpartum edema (swelling).

The swelling in your hands, legs, and feet may be detectable. It shouldn’t be there for more than a week after delivery. Tell your doctor if it does or if it gets worse over time”.

 Weight loss.

“It’s disappointing sometimes if you are expecting to lose weight right after your child was born. During the birth, you should anticipate losing 5-12 pounds (depending on your baby size). After that, you’ll notice a significant slowdown in your weight reduction. It may take many months to reduce the baby weight, depending on how much weight you acquired during pregnancy (the average is 25-35 pounds).

Breastfeeding appears to aid weight loss in many women. Other mothers do not believe breastfeeding causes weight loss. While breastfeeding, try to maintain a constant diet and don’t get discouraged if it takes a long time”.

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