Women's Care After Delivery at Southern Regional
What to Expect After Giving Birth
It's important that you know what to expect as your body returns to
normal after the birth of your baby. Understanding the physical and emotional
changes will help you relax during the weeks following delivery and allow
you to enjoy time with your newborn.
Your Body's Changes
The first six weeks after giving birth is called the postpartum period.
During this time you will notice your body slowly returning to normal.
For some new mothers, it may take longer than six weeks. Your doctor can
talk to you about what physical changes you may experience.
An overwhelming sense of responsibility, lack of sleep, and changes to
your body can have a huge emotional effect on new mothers. Give yourself
at least two to three months to establish some sense of routine and return
Remember, if you feel overwhelmed or discouraged at any time, don't
hesitate to ask a family member or healthcare provider for help.