The Aftermath of After Birth: The First Few Days with Your Baby

The Aftermath of After Birth: The First Few Days with Your Baby

One moment you will be terrified of all the responsibilities, the next second you will burst into tears as you gaze at your baby’s face.

While child birth classes do play their part in preparing new mums for their new lives, most of them are left awestruck at how quickly and completely their lives change once the baby has arrived.

A lot of things happen before you even leave the hospital. And unfortunately, there aren’t any classes to truly prepare you for many of them. But because we care, we’d like to share some of the astounding experiences that Belly Bands moms have had after their deliveries. A quick heads-up is always nice, isn’t it?

You Will Be On An Emotional Roller Coaster Ride

One moment you will be terrified of all the responsibilities, the next second you will burst into tears as you gaze at your baby’s face. And guess what? You are not to blame for any of it.

You might be anxious about how you look. You body has just been through nine-months of hormonal tsunami and it’s re-adjusting once the baby is out. It is a good idea to get help though. Talk to your doctor if you feel depressed or extra ordinarily angry. Remember to take the first few months, one day at a time!

There Will Be Some Pain And Discomfort

No matter how smooth and complication-free a delivery is, some pain or discomfort is expected. Even if you had a trouble-free C-section, you will still feel some painful contractions once the baby is out as the uterus tries to readjust and go back to its original size and position. This will take a week or two to happen completely. Then there are rough deliveries i.e. episiotomies, tears and other complications can lead to significant pain afterwards.

Rest, relax and talk to your doctors to learn how to deal with pain. And remember Percocet and Ibuprofen are your friends and they are perfectly breastfeeding-compatible.

Your Milk Will Take A Few Days To Come In

If you are not able to feed your baby right away, or can’t produce enough milk to fully satiate her in the first few hours, relax! You are only human. Supplement in the mean while, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

You Will Bleed

This is no secret. However, how much bleeding is involved is always a surprise to moms. The bleeding lasts for up to 6 weeks and can start and stop multiple times during this period.

Want to learn more? Keep reading the Belly Bands blog for the latest tried-and-tested information from other Australian mums. Invest in our Meditation for Mums products for a stress-free pregnancy.

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