Unless you are a celebrity, you are not going to show up in a figure-hugging dress with a flat stomach just days after you deliver the baby.
Reality – you are you and are proudly adjusting to your changed body which is not celebrated by tabloids! When you will sport a sizable paunch with swollen feet, feeding your little bundle of joy in your pajamas, thinking about how everything is just worth it, here’s what you need to know.
1. Stitches On Your Lady Part Are Likely
You know that episiotomy (a surgical cut made during vaginal birth) aren’t a routine procedure but did you know that even if your doctor hasn’t made any incision, you might still need a few stitches down there?
If you are a first-time mommy, a vaginal tear is common. Don’t dread about the tear, the good news is if you opt for an epidural, you wouldn’t feel any incision or tear. Suppose you want a natural labor, your Ob-gyn will give a shot to numb the area first and the simple truth is – it is painful!
2. You Might Be In The Bed For A While
If you have had a C-section, you will have to rest for at least 12-24 hours. Why? The spinal or epidural will make your legs too weak to walk. Don’t worry about your baby, luckily you will have the nurses and your family to take care. So, just relax and get recovered soon.
3. Jittery Shakes Are Possible
If you feel your whole body shaking after delivery, don’t be shocked or worried. It is quite normal right after birth to feel a little jittery. This is due to the hormonal shifts that occur after delivery or the reaction to anesthesia, or endorphins release. It is not an alarming symptom. It will subside in a few minutes or just a few hours.