Saturday, 22 June 2019

Life after a vaginal birth ...

After 9 months of waiting when finally the day come , every pregnant woman wants a natural vaginal delivery but sometimes when situation become worse a cesarean delivery happens . Both the ways are good but the recovery with a vaginal delivery is very fast than the c-section one. This is the truth everyone knows. But what life faces after a vaginal birth !! Let's discuss ..

Life after a vaginal birth ...

The most common symptom a woman experience after delivery is a bloody discharge called 'Lochia' which looks like menstrual period but actually not and lasts for at least 8 weeks after given birth. Women also feel little cramping kind sensation which is again very natural as the uterus is trying to get back its shape again.

There are also other symptoms like uterine pain, breast feeding issues, breast swelling , body swelling ( due to excessive blood loss during delivery) ,etc. These symptoms vary from person to person. When the delivery is normal , the staying hour in the hospital is also less. Hospitals do keep vaginal delivery patients for 24 hours maximum in the hospital unless any emergency happen. In between it is necessary to consult the gynecologist and pediatrician for any kind of help to avoid any further problem. It is always good to clear all doubts beforehand. Normally lactation issue happens after delivery which you need to clear with the lactation doctor in the hospital only.



In hospital doctors usually  check the bowl movement of the patient before leaving . Feeding the new born is also a challenge . To get a good flow of milk you need to have good nutritious diet & sufficient rest and more over being happy is equally important . I will do a dedicated post on breast feeding , the issues and how to overcome that in a separate post. 

Being physically active after a month or so is necessary to get back in shape. Yoga , easy leg and hand exercises helps in that case. Postpartum depression is very common as everything around you will change and to overcome that you need to do meditation to keep your mind and body calm . Trust me , a 15min. meditation actually works to give you that mental peace . Feeling tired and emotionally weak during the first month is quite normal. Eventually you will feel better with time . Moreover staying happy and taking rest is the key to overcome those emotional postpartum days .

Hope you liked this pregnancy / maternity series .. Will share more pregnancy and post-delivery posts here based out my own experience. Stay tuned..

Xoxo.. 

34 comments:

  1. I didn't know there were issues associated with vaginal delivery too... Indeed an informative post! Keep posting on more such topics! :)

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  2. Congratulations dear,mine was c- section and wish for normal delivery but what can be done. Lot of care has to be taken while both delivery process

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  3. Out body behaves so different just after a delivery, whether C-sec or vaginal. A healthy and nutritious diet and some help is what a new mom needs to get back in shape and mood. Looking forward to read more of your content in this series.

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  4. Hey this is very insightful. Natural or C section, after birth the life of the woman completely changes

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  5. Giving birth to a new life itself a blessed task. Both the ways vaginal and c section have its own complications. Time to take care of the baby and sometimes ignored newly mother too.

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  6. Motherhood is bliss and natural delivery is one thing every woman wants. Normal or caesarian, all women want is a healthy baby.

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  7. Giving birth is am experience.Vaginal delivery and C s both have their benefits and risks

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  8. Post delivery yes!! It's important to get back with yoga and some exercise..you have beautifully covered this !!

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  9. I had an emergency c-section after a long labour, and the recovery from the operation really took a long time.
    Noor Anand Chawla

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  10. You bought so much memories back,pre delivery or Post delivery is such a beautiful phase

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  11. Thanks for sharing this! I was always curious about postpartum issues! :)

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  12. A very important topic covered by you. I loved the words you chose to write this one and keep it simple and relateable to all.

    Utpal Khot

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  13. I had vaginal birthday for both my kids and know how tough it can be initially. It is much easier than C section though. Post-partum care is crucial.

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  14. Rest and healthy food is so important during this time , also emotional support from close family members is a good support to new mom. Your little one is too cute 🙂

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  15. I had a C section but somehow I was very scared of vaginal birth...the whole thought of labour pain and vaginal birth seemed scary to me..

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  16. Your post reminded me if my pregnancy and delivery days. I had both vaginal deliveries and most of the things were same as you mentioned.

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  17. I LOVE THIS POST. LEGIT. Not many speak about the post delivery issues women goes thru. I have read abt the dos and donts for csec but not vaginal birthing. This is worth sharing. Will post on my WhatsApp

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  18. Recovery after Vaginal birth doesn't comes easy. Family support to overcome post partum depression is very helpful

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  19. Your pregnancy and maternity posts are very informative. Full of things we should know. Thanks

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  20. A good article for moms-to-be. Will share it with one of my pregnant friend.

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  21. Vaginal delivery can have its share of ups and downs just like Cs.This post will help many moms too

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  22. This is an informative post for pregnant women. Will share it with my friend.

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  23. I have had vaginal birth with suction help, and yes the life changes post child is born. Be it any ways, childbirth is a blessing in itself. I like this series.

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  24. Both my deliveries where c-section so I never got the chance to witness the life after the normal birth. Liked your post a lot.

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  25. Body takes it's own time to heal, be it vaginal birth or c-sec. Mine was later and had faced my body issues.

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  26. luckily I had an normal delivery and also did not had to suffer from this 8 week of lochia and and hence I recovered very fast but yes it is it very difficult situation where you have so many problems together after delivering Normally also

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  27. Such a helpful post for new mommies. I too had vaginal delivery and the pain under there was too much.

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  28. This post is very helpful and thanks for sharing. My sister also done yoga to get back to normal weight after delivery

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  29. Thanks for sharing your experience. I look forward to your blog on breastfeeding.

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  30. Postpartum depression is so common yet in most families, it isn't handled properly! This is an insightful post! Waiting for more posts from your side! :)

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  31. Great that you shared all the details one would look for otherwise ! I still remember how anxious I was during my pregnancy with so many unanswered questions!

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  32. I am far away from the age of welcoming a new one in my life however, you mentioned a lot of things that being a girl I wasn't aware of. Thank you for the informative post.

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  33. That's a lovely article you've shared with us, I'm sure your experience would motivate lots of expecting mothers. Wishing health to your baby :')

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  34. I salute to the women for what they go through to give birth to a new life. Hats off to you guys!

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