You have to be cautious about what you do after giving birth because your body system will change once you deliver a baby. I've done many kinds of research on what women shouldn't do after giving birth, and I want to share my results with you. Simply go through them below.
1. Don't put anything into your private part.
The reason for this is nothing but infection. Your uterus has not recovered from birth and your private part will be in the healing process if you had private part's repair. So, using internal period products, like tampons or menstrual cups, can cause germs to develop, causing infection in these sores.
What about intimacy? I know you would have been curious to ask this question. On this issue, many doctors recommend that waiting between four and six weeks after giving birth is good.
2. Don't ignore pain.
Most women will feel pain after giving birth, but their pain duration will be different. The pain that women who deliver a baby with their private part will feel will be different from women that deliver through cesarean section (C-Section).
The types of pain that can be normal after delivering a baby include:
i. Discomfort in your back, neck, and joints.
ii. Pain in the area between your private part and anus.
iii. Cramping as your uterus shrinks back to its pre-baby size.
iv. Pain in or around your incision and stitches
V. Pain from engorgement or swelling of the breasts.
Other types of pain that need doctors treatment evaluation are:
i. Pain with a fever over 100.4 °F.
ii. Difficulty breathing and chest pain.
iii. Pain in one specific region of your breast which accompanied by a fever or reddened area.
iv. Severe headaches that persist after taking medication or that affects vision.
iv. Pain with swelling in the legs.
v. Pain when you urinate that gets worse with time.
vi. Foul-smelling discharge.
vii. Heavy bleeding (soaking through two pads in an hour for more than 1 to 2 hours)
If you experience severe pain, try to visit your doctor immediately.
3. Don’t hide your struggles.
There is no way that you will give birth without having a hard time. The best thing to do when you are in a bad mood or feel like crying is to express your feelings to either your partner, friends, family members, or doctors. Don't think too much, hang out with your friends and visit enjoyable places regularly.
4. Don’t forget about birth control.
This shouldn't be overlooked in any manner because you can get pregnant after six to eight weeks of delivery. You can use condoms as a birth control method, but try to visit your doctor for good birth control methods.
5. Don't smoke or misuse drugs.
This should be avoided at all costs. If you can't do without smoking or taking drugs, try to consult your doctor.
6. Not eating nutritious foods.
Eating healthy foods after giving birth is very essential. Malnutrition can affect your children. Some ways of supporting your nutrition are:
i. Eating whole foods, like vegetables, like fresh fruits, lean protein, and whole grains.
ii. Staying hydrated.
iii. Reducing snack foods that are high in sugars and saturated fats.
iv. Continuing to take your prenatal vitamin.
Do you have any other tips to add to this list? Please let us know your thoughts.
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