Postpartum Problems


Our body is remarkable, it has done one of the greatest wonders, grow another human. No matter what your delivery looked like, your body has gone through a lot of trauma and it needs time to heal. ⠀
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Here I am stating some common problems all moms go through : ⠀

😟Sore nipples and breast : Mastitis, sore nipples, engorgement, clogged ducts are a common problem. Use cold/hot compress and massage breasts. Consult your doctor or lactation expert right away if you are in pain⠀

😟Stitches : Perineum stitches take around 7-10 day to heal. Keep them clean by cleaning with hot water and always pat it dry. C-section stitches take around 15-20 days. Just watch out for signs of infection⠀


😟Lochia : Consult your doctor if you pass large clots, have pain and bleed so heavy it soaks a pad in an hour. It is heavier in first 10 days but then tapers off⠀

😟Hamerroids/ Constipation : Drinking a lot of water, eating foods with a lot fiber and applying cold packs in the area help in easing swelling and pain⠀

😟Postpartum depression : 80% women have baby blues and experience negative feelings and have mood swings after birth. Talk to your doctor or your partner and seek help ⠀

😟Hair loss : It is temporary in most cases and happens because in pregnancy you didn’t lose much hair ⠀

😟Breastfeeding problems: Does not come naturally to most of us. Moms may experience over supply, low supply and latching problems. But always remember that you’ve given birth and you can nourish the baby too ⠀

😟Uterine problems : Your pelvic floor weakens during childbirth. Do kegels⠀


But the biggest problem I think is the people around us, they make the mother feel incapable most of the times. She is already suffering from all these, has a little baby to take care of and if she doesn’t have a solid support from people around her, she questions all her moves and finds the fourth trimester the hardest to deal with. ⠀

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Our body is remarkable, it has done one of the greatest wonders, grow another human. No matter what your delivery looked like, your body has gone through a lot of trauma and it needs time to heal. ⠀ ⠀⠀ Here I am stating some common problems all moms go through : ⠀ ⠀ 😟Sore nipples and breast : Mastitis, sore nipples, engorgement, clogged ducts are a common problem. Use cold/hot compress and massage breasts. Consult your doctor or lactation expert right away if you are in pain⠀ ⠀ 😟Stitches : Perineum stitches take around 7-10 day to heal. Keep them clean by cleaning with hot water and always pat it dry. C-section stitches take around 15-20 days. Just watch out for signs of infection⠀ ⠀ 😟Lochia : Consult your doctor if you pass large clots, have pain and bleed so heavy it soaks a pad in an hour. It is heavier in first 10 days but then tapers off⠀ ⠀ 😟Hamerroids/ Constipation : Drinking a lot of water, eating foods with a lot fiber and applying cold packs in the area help in easing swelling and pain⠀ ⠀ 😟Postpartum depression : 80% women have baby blues and experience negative feelings and have mood swings after birth. Talk to your doctor or your partner and seek help ⠀ ⠀ 😟Hair loss : It is temporary in most cases and happens because in pregnancy you didn't lose much hair ⠀ ⠀ 😟Breastfeeding problems: Does not come naturally to most of us. Moms may experience over supply, low supply and latching problems. But always remember that you've given birth and you can nourish the baby too ⠀ ⠀ 😟Uterine problems : Your pelvic floor weakens during childbirth. Do kegels⠀ ⠀ ⠀ But the biggest problem I think is the people around us, they make the mother feel incapable most of the times. She is already suffering from all these, has a little baby to take care of and if she doesn't have a solid support from people around her, she questions all her moves and finds the fourth trimester the hardest to deal with. ⠀ ⠀ Let's create awareness around this and help new moms. ⠀ ⠀ #letstalk ladies? Tell me here in comments what all you went through, for other mothers to read and support you. ⠀ YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

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