Common Occurrences After Giving Birth

Postnatal Depression

One of the greatest pleasures in life is raising a family and the birth of your first child. But it’s not all roses. Many new parents (mainly mothers) also have some struggles to deal with after the birth of a child. Not many of these are often talked about but it is ok to suffer from any of the below common occurrences after giving birth. So let’s get into it.

Postnatal Depression

This is one that not many want to talk about or hide from their partner, family, and friends. If you are suffering from any sort of depression after giving birth, it is so important to reach out to those who you love. Getting help is the first step to overcoming postnatal depression. The worst thing you can do is to try and deal with it all by yourself. This is pretty common and nothing to be embarrassed about.

Stretch Marks

It is super common to suffer from stretch marks after giving birth. Stretch marks can occur from a range of things such as puberty, quick weight gain, rapid muscle gain and of course pregnancy. Sometimes these stretch marks disappear naturally and pretty quickly. However, there are those who suffer from severe stretch marks which won’t go away without some sort of stretch mark remedy.

Constant Sweating

In the weeks after giving birth, you may notice that you sweat a lot more than usual. Especially at night. In most cases this is perfectly normal as your body is trying to dispel some of the water that you retained during your pregnancy. Also in the first week after the birth, you may also notice that you will be urinating more than usual too. If this sweating is accompanied with a fever, you should go and see your doctor as you may have an infection or other issue.

Soreness

Especially in the case of a caesarian, you will experience a lot of pain. You should be given pain killers and not be allowed to drive for around 6 weeks. Make sure you follow the instructions of your doctor carefully here, don’t try and lift any more than is recommended or drive. If you are involved in an accident during this time period, your car insurance will not cover any damages. Again, follow your doctor’s advice.