Many new mothers sweat a lot after delivery. In summer, when the weather is hot, the clothes will soon get wet. When sleeping, the sweat will also wet the bedding. Every day, the sweat drips wet, and gradually worries. Why do you sweat so much after delivery? Is it true, as the older generation said, because the postpartum body is weak? How long does postpartum sweating last? Maybe the new mothers will have a lot of questions.
Why do new mothers sweat a lot after delivery?
In the first few days after childbirth, mothers sweat more, especially after eating, activities, sleeping and waking up. This kind of sweating is called “mattress sweating”. The older generation often said that postpartum body deficiency, sweating more, in fact, the new mother postpartum sweating, many times is a normal physiological regulation phenomenon, which is caused by the metabolism of the new mother body.
After pregnancy, in order to meet the growth and development needs of the fetus, the circulating blood volume increased compared with that before pregnancy. At the same time, with the increase of hormone level and the increase of material and energy metabolism, a large number of water and sodium salts are retained to meet the needs of mothers after pregnancy.
After the birth of the baby, the metabolism and endocrine activities of the new mother are significantly reduced, and the body no longer needs so much circulating blood volume, which will return to the pre-pregnancy state 2-3 weeks after delivery, and the retained water is superfluous.
Thus, the human body will activate a regulatory mechanism to expel excess things out of the body. Human excretion of water can be excreted from the urethra through the urinary system, but also through the skin surface, in the form of sweating. Therefore, the puerperium of new mothers not only increased urine volume, but also the secretion of sweat glands in the skin is more vigorous. After a period of time, when the excess water in the body is discharged, the phenomenon of sweating will gradually reduce.
In addition, in order to produce more milk, mothers eat more soup and water, which is also one of the reasons for sweating.
How long does postpartum sweating last?
New mothers usually sweat, mostly on the day of childbirth, sweating degree is related to the constitution of new mothers, and the first few days of childbirth with a small amount of sweating phenomenon, are normal physiological reactions. Generally speaking, perspiration will gradually disappear if it lasts for up to half a month, or about 15 days.
However, if the new mother perspires for too long, more than half a month, it is not a normal phenomenon. Sweating for a long time will cause loss of body fluid, fatigue, soreness and other symptoms, affecting the health of new mothers, need timely medical treatment.
Postpartum sweating, good nursing is the key
Although mattress sweat is a normal physiological phenomenon, it will improve itself, but also pay attention to nursing. The details of postpartum sweating care include the following:
Attention to indoor temperature: Generally speaking, room temperature is best kept at 26-28 degrees. When babies and mothers bathe, they can let the temperature rise slightly.
Don’t cover too thick: Don’t worry too much about getting cold, but cover too thick bedding, otherwise it will increase sweating; In addition, try not to wear too much, to comfort the body.
Attention to self-hygiene: Attention should be paid to the cleanliness of clothes, dryness of bedding, etc. Clothes must be washed regularly to keep clean and avoid bacterial invasion. Sweat, wet bedding, easy to breed bacteria and infection, therefore, bedding to wash and sun frequently, keep dry.
Proper ventilation: Open doors and windows regularly to allow indoor ventilation. When opening the window, the new mother and baby should stay away from the vent to avoid the wind, or when opening the window, use curtains to slightly block the wind.
Since postpartum sweating is mostly normal, new mothers need not worry too much! Care should be taken during postpartum sweating, and the body will gradually recover.