Postpartum Care is one of the most important aspects of motherhood. It is necessary to ensure that your body recovers from childbirth and can maintain its health in the long run.
We want to cover the first step of care after a vaginal birth delivery.
Your skin may look slightly different than before pregnancy (maybe darker or more sensitive), but it's not permanent either. Your hair might grow back faster than before or take longer; this is also normal and nothing to worry about. If there were any cuts on your vaginal area after delivery, they should heal within a few weeks or months, depending on how deep they were cut into the tissue (not just externally).
At Bubsmamy, we want to provide a 2-in-1 relieve for your vaginal soreness with our Postpartum Kit. Each kit consists of our MamyCool Instant Cool Maternity Pad, which absorbs your lochia and cools your tender area instantly at the same time. It comes with a Portable Bidet which cleans your tender area with the gentleness you can control!
Afterpains are pain that occurs after birth. They can last a few days to a few weeks and are usually caused by the uterus contracting to prevent excessive bleeding after delivery. Afterpains are more likely to occur if the placenta has not separated correctly, which may result in incomplete separation of your membranes.
You may have difficulty pooping after giving birth. This is frequently a reaction to the pain medication you were given during delivery. Drinking enough of water can help you avoid constipation. Eating high-fiber foods is essential if you have had a C-section. You can prevent constipation with the following tips:
- Eat high-fiber food such as nutritious grains, fruits, veggies, and beans.
- Drink plenty of fluids, especially when breastfeeding.
- Exercise regularly to maintain muscle tone in your intestines.
Breast Swelling and Soreness
Breast swelling and soreness are joint after delivery. They are normal, and you should not be alarmed if you experience them. Breast swelling usually occurs after the first few days of breastfeeding. If you've had a C-delivery, your breasts may be swollen or sore for a few weeks. This is due to fluid retention and muscle spasms in the chest area. Breast soreness is expected in the first few days after delivery. The tenderness may be mild or severe. It normally only will last one or two days, but it might last up to one week. If soreness continues longer than that, contact your doctor right away!
Hair and Skin Changes
You might realize that your hair and skin complexion have changed after pregnancy. Your hair will be softer and shinier, while your skin might become a little sensitive.
If you have stretch marks, they will likely be more significant than usual, and there is a chance that they could get darker over time. If you have anemia (a condition characterized by low red blood cell counts), this could cause pain due to the lack of oxygen reaching the tissues in your body's deepest layers; however, it is unlikely that this would affect your appearance unless it occurs after childbirth or during breastfeeding sessions within those first few days following delivery.
Acne breakouts are also common postpartum because of hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy—and these can take up to six months for them to fade away completely! When dealing with acne during this time frame makes sense: to avoid greasy foods like fried foods, which aggravate acne flare-ups; drink plenty of water; use oil-free moisturizers if needed; apply sunscreen liberally every day.
The first few weeks after giving birth are a time of extreme hormonal changes, which can cause you to experience symptoms similar to those of postpartum depression. While some women experience symptoms of postpartum depression, others have the baby blues—a temporary mood disorder that's more common than either major depressive episode or anxiety disorder within six months after childbirth.
The symptoms of both conditions overlap, but they're not exact replicas: They differ in intensity and duration; they affect different parts of your brain; they often occur together with other health issues (such as asthma), and many people recover completely without treatment within four months after delivery.
Always seek help wherever you can and form a community if possible.
Enjoy this beautiful journey!