When giving birth, a woman’s health will be affected, so it takes time to rest and recover. In particular, in the first hours after birth, mothers need to avoid doing heavy things to avoid affecting the episiotomy or incision. That is also the reason why the following woman and her family have been “corrected” by the doctor.
Tieu Co (27 years old, living in Fujian, China) just gave birth to her first son not long ago. She gave birth naturally quite quickly and smoothly, the baby was born plump and healthy. After finishing cleaning for mother and daughter, the nurse took Tieu Co to her room to rest, told her to wait until the baby reached puberty to breastfeed and call for help if she needed anything.
After giving birth, the nurse took Tieu Co to her room and told her to lie down and rest. (Illustration)
However, more than an hour later, when the doctor passed and looked in, he saw Tieu Co getting out of bed struggling to have a baby and make milk. Meanwhile, the caregiver is sleeping on the bed next to him. Seeing this scene, the doctor immediately frowned and went in to pick up the child, urged Tieu Thanh to go to bed immediately and then called the nurse into the room. The doctor asked: “How come this woman, who has only given birth for 2 hours, has already gotten out of bed to walk around and work like this? Where are the family members, where are the nurses? Why is no one helping?”
Hearing the commotion, the family member who was taking care of Tieu Co, her mother-in-law, woke up and explained confusedly that she was too tired, so she slept for a while. Tieu Co said she went to give birth, but her husband couldn’t come back due to a work schedule, the birth house was far away, so only her mother-in-law took care. Grandma was up all night last night, so she slept for a while after seeing the baby’s birth. Tieu Co found herself healthy after giving birth, not tired, so she wanted to do everything herself so that her mother-in-law could rest.
After that, the doctor explained to Tieu Co that although she felt healthy at this time, she should take time to rest after giving birth, avoiding heavy work that could not affect the episiotomy or uterine prolapse. If there is no family member to take care of her, she can call nurses and aides to help.
According to experts, after giving birth, even if it is a normal birth, mothers should also adhere to the following timelines to ensure the health of mother and baby.
Mothers after giving birth should have time to rest and wait for their health to recover. (Illustration)
Half an hour after giving birth, the mother should breastfeed the baby
Mothers need to remember that half an hour after giving birth, they should breastfeed at least once. Many mothers believe that, after giving birth, the body feels unclean and there are many bacteria, if breastfeeding immediately, it will adversely affect the baby’s health.
In fact, babies after birth have active immune systems, only their immune systems are not yet fully developed and very weak. At this time, if breast milk contains bacteria, it is a good opportunity for the baby’s body to turn on the immune mechanism against bacteria. In addition, breastfeeding is also the fastest way to contract the uterus.
About 2 hours after giving birth, monitor the amount of bleeding
About 2 hours after giving birth, pregnant women need to remember to monitor the amount of blood that leaves the body. If the mother detects abnormal signs such as bleeding from the genital tract right after giving birth and the placenta is empty (the amount of bleeding may be more or less, bright red or bruised blood, clots or thin blood …) need to consult a doctor immediately.
About 4 hours after giving birth, women should urinate
After giving birth normally about 4 hours, even if the mother does not want to urinate, she should try to get the urine out of the body. Because after giving birth, the woman’s bladder will often lose feeling, even if the bladder is full of urine, it is difficult for the mother to recognize. If the pregnant woman does not urinate at this time, it will lead to backflow of urine, which adversely affects the health of the mother.
About 12 hours after giving birth, you should get out of bed and exercise gently
After giving birth, pregnant women should be careful not to get out of bed too early. Even if you feel very well, you should still wait 12 hours before getting out of bed. For pregnant women after childbirth, the body is in a weak state and needs to rest, if getting out of bed too soon can cause some aches and pains in the limbs.
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