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