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How can I expect to feel after delivery?
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Dr. Jay Goldberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Goldberg
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
In brief: Delivery
If your delivery is uncomplicated, you will be able to recover uneventfully.
Postpartum bleeding may last for 2-3 weeks sometimes up to 6. If you're planning to breastfeed, you should start getting milk on day 3 after delivery. You will feel tired for a while with the baby waking up at night. Some women develop postpartum blues, but hopefully it's not going to be your case.

In brief: Delivery
If your delivery is uncomplicated, you will be able to recover uneventfully.
Postpartum bleeding may last for 2-3 weeks sometimes up to 6. If you're planning to breastfeed, you should start getting milk on day 3 after delivery. You will feel tired for a while with the baby waking up at night. Some women develop postpartum blues, but hopefully it's not going to be your case.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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