1st Week At Home

What Can You Expect Your First Week Home
What you may feel
  • You may still experience strong , and sometimes, painful uterine contractions when you breast feed.
  • It is normal for your breasts to be full, engorged, sensitive and to leak
  • Your bottom may still be sore if you had a natural birth
  • Your muscles may still be sore and stiff
  • Should you develop a fever, call your doctor.
  • If you should develop any red streaks or hard spots on your breasts call your doctor
  • If your bleeding gets heavier or if you should pass any blood clots, call your doctor
What you should do
  • Rest! As much as you can, when you can.
  • It is normal to cry after your pregnancy
  • Ask your mother or a close friend for help
  • Make your first appointment to see your health care provider
  • Make your 6 week post partum appointment
  • Have your baby added to your Health care policy
  • Involve your partner in the daily routine of caring for your baby.
Our Baby’s First year section gives a detailed breakdown of your baby’s development, week by week. It covers useful and informative information such as:
  • Your baby development milestones
  • Advice and tips on feeding baby
  • A Guide to Caring for your baby
  • Health issues which your baby may experience
  • And much much more.
Be Sure To Read Our Section On Baby’s First Year!
1st Week At Home

Please note: The information provided on this website is not intended to and do not constitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.