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What Is A Setback After Delivery
Very dependent: There is a sense of relief that the journey is over, but how you feel depends on the journey. If the labor lasted three hours, you'll feel shocked but great. If you were in labor for 2 days and were ultimately delivered by c-section, you'll be exhausted. Try to enter the delivery process with an open mind. With few expectations other than a healthy baby, you should feel fantastic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postpartum death: There are quite a few reasons for a woman to die even a few weeks after child birth. ...Read more
You can take it home: .....along with the baby. You take care of it like you did during pregnancy & you look forward to being able to exercise & get fit just like you may well have been prior to delivery. You will look great, feel great, and you will be the envy of all of your friends. My wife got her shape back & her energy levels in 4 weeks after each one of our four children. She looks the same as 23 years ago ...Read more
LOST your heater: Pregnancy creates another human being and the baby was a source of heat-energy. You acclimated slowly to the growing baby so it was less noticeable. Then in short period of time that little heat source is gone and you shiver. Adults produce 116 watts/hr (2400 kcal/day) on average, a newborn produces 19 watts/hr (116 kcal/kg/day). ...Read more
Yes: There are times to be a hero & avoid drugs. This is not one of those times. If a woman has no or few medications in labor, it is very reasonable to have a small amount of local anesthetic injected into the tissue where stitches will be placed. Pain is not always healthy, and after going through labor she should have anesthesia if agrees after being informed of risks/benefits by providers giving it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fatigue: The act of labor and delivery can be very tiring and may fatigue you, so rest will be important. If you are blessed and have a very easy labor, you may not need that much rest, but take it in the hospital when you can get it as you will soon have a baby you need to care for 24/7! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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