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Physical and Emotional Changes after Birth

Physical and Emotional Changes after Birth

In the first week after birth, you can experience all the physical and emotional effects of birth. You may need to consult your hospital or doctor for different or serious symptoms than usual.

Physical symptoms:
• Shivering, hunger and thirst (especially during the first hours)
• Bloody vaginal discharge, which is increasingly pink and turns brown in the first weekends (commonly called lochia).
• Abdominal pain that persists even after the first 24 hours (postpartum cramps)
• Excessive fatigue, especially in cases of difficult and prolonged labor.
• Pain and pain at the incision site if you have delivered by cesarean section (and especially if it is your first birth).
• Uncomfortable sitting or walking if stitches have been thrown.
• Capillary fractures (eye and face) if forced during labor.
• Difficulty urinating for the first few days.
• Decrease in bowel movements and constipation for the first few days.
•Hemorrhoids.
• Mild fever immediately after birth, possibly due to dehydration (dehydration).
• Night sweats for the first few days.
• Flashes.
• Shivering attacks.
• A feeling of discomfort and swelling in the breasts between the second and fifth days after birth.
• If you are breastfeeding, pity after a few days due to cracks in the nipple.
• Fluid retention and edema in the first days of breastfeeding.

Emotionally:
• Excessive joy, depression, or consecutive.
• Feelings and concerns about motherhood and inability to breastfeed if you are breastfeeding.
• Reluctance to sex or a rarely increased desire. (however, the relationship is not appropriate for at least three postnatal weeks and more often for up to six weeks.)