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.
BABY’S FIRST YEAR!!!
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!