If you are clicking into this, we guess you or people nearby is going to become a mother or it has been a while, congratulations! Just so you know, it is normal to feel pain after giving birth since the body get through intense strains during contractions.
Type of pain (with solutions)
- Uterine contractions. Your uterus are returning back to its normal size after delivery. Be noted that breastfeeding encourages this process and may amplify your pain further. This will last for about 6 weeks; you may try taking acetaminophen for pain relief.
- Perineal discomfort/pain. Keep that area clean; Try to sleep on your sides, take a warm sitz bath (as in “piles after childbirth, how to recover?”), wear loose clothing and you may even use local anesthetic cream, ointment or spray.
- Vaginal bleeding.Usually the bleeding subsides after 10 days and continue on and off for up to 6 weeks; Be prepared with your pads to absorb the flow.
- (As in “piles after childbirth, how to recover?”); stool softeners, fiber intake, avoid straining, drink water and so on will help you out.
- Engorged breast. This is because there is excess milk in the breast; breastfeeding more often.
- Achy back.Try to bend from your knees when you lift your baby (or if you lift some other things). Also use a footrest to elevate your feet during breastfeeding or sitting.
- Bloodshot eyes.This happens when the mother pushed with face instead of lower body during delivery; apply cold packs at the area for 10 minutes for a few times a day.
- This is mainly due to change in hormones, stress, being sleepless and dehydration; try not to stress, sleep enough and drink enough water.
- Joint pain.The reasons might be position during recovery, it takes time to go; you may take pain relief pills for the time being.
*Note: Most problems can be solved by taking the pain relief pills, but we recommend new mothers to CONSULT DOCTORS before taking in pain relief pills.
We wish you or the people you know to have a wonderful family. And don’t be hesitate to go to doctors if the “new mother” is still having pain over the body after 6 WEEKS of giving birth. ALSO, only take pills after consulting your doctor.
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