Child Birth And Postpartum Care
More than you might think, pregnancy alters your body. And once the baby is born, it continues. Here are some physical and psychological side effects of a vaginal delivery. If you had a vaginal tear during delivery or your doctor made an incision, the wound might hurt for a few weeks. Extensive tears might take longer to heal. The superficial mucous membrane that lined your uterus throughout pregnancy will start to shed after delivery. This membrane and blood will be present in your vaginal discharge for weeks. For the first few days, the discharge will be crimson and substantial. It will then diminish, get more waterier, and turn from pinkish brown to yellowish white.
- Track 1-1 Hemorrhoids and bowel movements
- Track 2-2 Tender breasts
- Track 3-3 Vaginal soreness
- Track 4-4 Vaginal discharge
- Track 5-5 Contractions
- Track 6-6 Incontinence