HOW DOES YOUR BODY CHANGE AFTER GIVING BIRTH?
Usually, new moms are a bit scared of new responsibilities while they enter the new stage of life which is motherhood. After giving birth to a baby a mother has to take care of the baby and at the same time, she should also take care of postpartum body pain and stress. There are new changes in women’s bodies and it will be a whole new experience for her.
Below are some of the body changes that a new mom will experience at the start of motherhood.
1. Period Returning After Birth
Usually, new mothers think about when they will get back their periods. New mothers who do not breastfeed their baby will return to their periods after 4 to 8 weeks of childbirth. While on the other hand, breastfeeding moms get back their period in 6-7 months or a bit longer to have normal menstruation.
2. Pain due to Cramps
After giving birth to the little one, the Uterus will carry on to contract for about a week’s time to get back to Pre-Pregnancy Body as earlier. New moms who are breastfeeding will experience strong cramps in the first few days. And, if this is your first baby then it will be stronger.
3. Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)
After pregnancy body Pain, Back Pain, Hip, and Legs are a few general pain points. Usually, this pain will disappear after a few days after the Baby’s Birth. If there is continuous pain in the pelvic area then you should contact your doctors, and get the treatment else it can stay with you for 2 – 3 years after postpartum.
4. Perspiration / Sweating
After pregnancy, there is sweating as the body tries to get rid of extra fluid due to changes in hormones. So always opt for lightweight clothes especially during the night to avoid postpartum sweating.
5. Abdominal Separation
Diastasis recti are also known as abdominal separation. The reason behind it is that when the stomach muscles weaken and separate during the time and after pregnancy. Usually, new moms experience a bulging (belly) around their middle area, and stomach muscles get separated. It takes time to get healed and come back to a regular position.
Hemorrhoids are caused due to the veins in the lower part of the rectum or anus becoming swollen and inflamed. During pregnancy, pushing of veins to bulge around your anus can result in a bit of pain & bleeding. So dodge any kind of heavy physical exercise, not sit or stand for long periods.
If there is any issue related to this and it gets more painful, go & see the doctor. You can also include a lot of fibrous foods in your food diet and have lots of water for relief.
7. Vaginal Prolapse
Vaginal Prolapse can occur when the muscles & tissue inside the pelvis become weak around the vagina which allows the uterus, rectum, bladder, and urethra to move outside of their regular positions.
A lot of mothers can’t identify this problem due to less awareness about this problem. Perform Kegel exercises to strengthen your muscles.
8. Sore Breast
Sore breast is a common problem for mothers when they feed their newborn baby. A new mother will initiate feeding the baby from the second day after baby birth and the baby takes time to understand
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After 3 to 5 days, the mother’s breast will become hard and the skin of the nipple starts to come out. It’s better to apply medicated ointment for nipple repair. Apply an ice pack for immediate relief.