After giving birth to a baby, your body and baby are constantly reminding you that you are already a mother. In the first week after delivery, you need to complete two tasks. The first is to recover from childbirth as soon as possible, and the second is to adapt to the mother’s role as soon as possible. During this week, your hormones are adjusting and your mind will change many times.
▍ the first experience: excitement
Just experienced the pain of childbirth, at the moment, listening to the cry of the child, looking at his fleshy hands, and vaguely have the face of husband and wife, the excitement in the heart can not be suppressed. In this exciting support, in addition to the baby, other people and things will be forgotten by you. You may also want to share your experiences in childbirth with everyone around you.
▍ the second experience: overburdened
After the excitement, taking care of your baby 24 hours a day can be overwhelming. If it’s your first time to be a mother, it’s more difficult for you to take care of the soft and weak newborn than to do the annual work summary. Before that, you didn’t know how to feed, how to change diapers, how to coax your baby properly. In short, everything is a challenge for you.
▍ the third experience: emotional ups and downs
After the baby is born, you will experience an emotional roller coaster. The birth of a baby completes a major event in life. But after giving birth to a baby, you are no longer the focus of everyone, everyone’s attention is focused on the baby, prenatal and postpartum treatment differences are big, it is inevitable that you are depressed. Please get rid of your low mood as soon as possible, because you still need to spend more energy to take care of your baby. Moreover, depression is not conducive to the recovery of postpartum body.
▍ the fourth experience: fatigue
In order to give birth to the baby, every muscle, every joint and every organ in the body are exerting force. And after the baby came out, the whole person was tired and paralyzed, even the strength to speak did not have. Postpartum these days, just like giving birth to a serious illness, weak, pale, tired, powerless, even a deep breath will let the overworked chest muscle pain. Next, you have to have a good rest and get rid of everything that has nothing to do with the baby.
▍ the fifth experience: dizziness
It’s normal to feel dizzy two days before giving birth, especially when changing posture from lying to sitting and from sitting to standing. Because from pregnancy to childbirth, the sudden change of blood volume and body fluid, as well as the great change of weight, will make the body temporarily unable to adapt. To change your posture, you need to turn on slow play mode or have your family help you.
▍ sixth experience: postpartum uterine contraction pain
Within a few hours of delivery, contractions are regular and intense. On the one hand, the uterus must contract and return to its original size; on the other hand, uterine contraction helps to compress blood vessels on the uterine wall and control postpartum hemorrhage. Over the next few days and weeks, the frequency and intensity will gradually decrease.
Postpartum contractions pain increases when a baby sucks breast milk, because sucking stimulates the release of oxytocin, which causes the uterus to contract. This kind of pain is similar to Aunt pain or false contractions, but do not breast feed your baby because it will feel strong pain.
▍ seventh experience: perineal pain
When the baby comes out of the vagina, the perineum is stretched to the limit and even torn. If it is cut, it will be very painful in the first week after delivery. During this period, what you need to do is to follow the advice of medical staff, do a good job of perineum care, to prevent infection.
From time to time, a doctor or nurse will come to you and ask, “did you urinate?” If you haven’t urinated 8 hours after delivery, your doctor may ask you to insert a catheter. So even if there is a wound, you can * t hold back because of this. Too long urine retention can lead to cystitis.