The uterus is a magical organ for giving birth to life. Originally, the uterus, which was only the size of a lemon, has been enlarged to carry the growing fetus. When it comes to delivery, it has become the size of a watermelon. Have been propped up more than n times of the uterus, in the baby after delivery, to gradually restore to the original shape, how to make the uterus as soon as possible to restore it? What can mom do to help the uterus recover?
▍ understand the change and recovery of uterus
With the growth of the baby, the uterus increased from 50g to 1000g at full term. About 6 weeks after delivery, the uterus returned to the size of lemon, and its weight gradually decreased from 1000g to 60g-70g, with narrower width and increased hardness, which is called “uterine contraction”.
Generally speaking, whether the uterus recovers well or not can be inferred from the drop under the uterus. Usually, on the first day after delivery, the uterine fundus can descend to the umbilicus. Since then, the uterine fundus drops about 1-2cm every day, and enters the pelvic cavity about 2 weeks later, which is even with the pubic symphysis, and it can not be felt in the abdomen.
If the uterus is very large after childbirth, continuously discharging blood mixed with lochia, and accompanied by abdominal pain, the new mother should doubt whether she has suffered from uterine involution insufficiency. There are three standards for uterine involution
Discharge: the lochia is glossy and not dirty. Lochia is clean about 3 weeks after delivery, usually no more than 42 days after delivery.
Color: in postpartum three or four days, lochia discharge will be accompanied by a small amount of blood, uterine cavity mucus, shedding of membrane tissue, etc. As the uterus recovers, lochia appears pale pink, brown, and finally turns yellow or thin white.
Odor: the normal lochia has a blood smell, but no odor. The lochia will not smell after 7-10 days, but it depends on the recovery of each person’s uterus. If infected, the lochia will smell fishy.
If your mother can’t judge the recovery of the uterus, you don’t have to worry about it. You need to go back to the hospital for examination 42 days after delivery. The medical staff will tell you the recovery of the uterus.
▍ doing so after childbirth can help the uterus recover
For their own health, but also for the next pregnancy, the recovery of the womb after childbirth is particularly important. For this, the mother needs to spend some efforts to make the uterus recover as soon as possible, so as to avoid falling ill roots. To help the uterus recover as soon as possible, postpartum mothers can do this:
1. Get out of bed more
Some people mistakenly think that after giving birth to a baby, more rest is to lie down. Postpartum as long as the physical condition allows, should get out of bed to walk, this is more conducive to the recovery of the body, help uterine recovery, promote lochia discharge.
2. Don’t hold your urine
During the delivery, bladder pressure, mucosal congestion, muscle tension reduction, perineal wound pain, and unaccustomed bed posture * urination and other reasons are all likely to cause urinary retention, which can cause bladder distending and obstruct uterine contraction and cause postpartum hemorrhage or cystitis. After finishing urination, the mother should not encourage the baby to urinate as soon as possible.
3. Massage helps the uterus recover
In order to accelerate uterine contraction, the doctor will generally do uterine massage for the mother in the delivery room. When the new mother comes home, she can also put her hand around her navel and do a clockwise circular massage to promote uterine contraction.
4. Frequent lactation is helpful to uterine contraction
Frequent breastfeeding stimulates the nipple to help the uterus contract, so the mother should let the baby eat breast milk as soon as possible. Baby sucks, the uterus will contract, frequent sucking and stimulation will accelerate the recovery of the uterus. Non lactating mothers can massage breasts or hot compress breasts to stimulate nipples and help the uterus recover as soon as possible.
5. Pay attention to hygiene
Maternal sweating, lochia discharge and milk overflow, the smell of various liquids mixed together, people feel uncomfortable. Some mothers follow the instructions of the older generation, do not wash their hair and do not bathe, which not only makes people uncomfortable, but also gives bacteria an opportunity to take advantage of it. If they do not pay attention to it, it will cause uterine infection. Therefore, mother should pay attention to hygiene, abandon the bad habit of not washing hair and bathing, especially pay attention to the nursing of wound.