You’ve been concentrating on a healthy pregnancy and delivery, but you may not have thought about care after delivery. Right after a woman gives birth, her body goes through huge changes. Problems can happen and it’s good to know how to have a healthy postpartum phase.
The postpartum period lasts from right after the delivery to eight weeks after you’ve given birth.
Immediately after giving birth, you will be checked over frequently looking for signs that your body is going through the correct changes and that you don’t have complications. After you go home from the hospital, taking care of yourself is crucial. Any symptoms of infections or complications should be discussed with your doctor. You will have a postpartum doctor’s appointment between six to eight weeks after giving birth.