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What People Don’t Tell You About After Delivery

Pregnancy is the most special time and brings the most joyous life moments. From feeling those first baby kicks in your belly, to meeting your little one for the first time, pregnancy is unlike any other experience. But, guys, let’s keep it real. What about all the stuff after delivery that doesn’t really get talked […]

Pregnancy is the most special time and brings the most joyous life moments. From feeling those first baby kicks in your belly, to meeting your little one for the first time, pregnancy is unlike any other experience.

But, guys, let’s keep it real. What about all the stuff after delivery that doesn’t really get talked about? After all, us women have to stick together, look out for each other! So, we’re here to tell you: things can get a little messy… literally.

We’re all about a post-delivery checkup. I mean, you did just shove a human out of you! Might as well make sure things down there are all good, right? Your belly will be the talk of the town! Nurses will come in every few hours to push on your tummy to make sure your uterus contracts and is working correctly. Your blood and urine flow will also be monitored during this time.

Speaking of your flow, you know that monthly friend you haven’t heard from in a while? Well, we’re sad to say that the vacay is over. You’ll get that friend back times a million (okay, not a million) after birth—and she might just stick around for about 6 weeks. Grab some lady diapers (not joking), some chocolate, and just know that it’s totally normal. It’s also totally normal to hate your husband for a sec. He’ll forgive you.

We found a silver lining in this next part, so that’s good, right? It’s likely that you’ll lose some hair. Don’t worry—you’ll probably be the only one who notices. Again, normal stuff. Silver lining: you could totally use this opportunity to take a trip to the hair salon and enjoy a little new mom pampering. We’d say all that hard labor (ha!) has earned it.

Saved the best for last. The poop. Yep, we said it. It’s the very first time you go after delivery, and we’ll be honest— the thought of using those muscles for the first time after delivering can be a bit terrifying. Don’t worry, though; once you’ve finished the job the heavens will sing! Like we said, just being real over here.

You know the drill—have questions? Contact an AlphaCord representative at 866.396.7283 to chat.

 

THE CONTENT OF THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.  It is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If you have a medical emergency or question, immediately call your doctor or dial 911 for assistance.

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