4 Things that happen to your body in the immediate postpartum
Posted on 2/14/2018
By: SCV Birth Center
After delivering my first baby, I remember feeling as if my body would magically return to its pre-pregnant state. I didn’t expect the aches and pains, the bloated belly, or so many other things that come along with the early stages of postpartum. But I simply hadn’t heard about it. All I knew about postpartum was that I would have to take care of a baby. It didn’t occur to me that taking care of myself during this time would actually be very important, as well. I was tender from birth, emotional, and exhausted. Yet I hadn’t a clue what was really going on with my body.
Here are 5 things that happen to your body in the immediate postpartum: