Changed Skin Color
There are some women who experience changes after pregnancy, of course, on the face, where pregnant women will experience facial acne, but after giving birth the acne will disappear by itself and even clean. As for post pregnancy changes, there is a red rash on the chin and mouth as well as experiencing dry skin. But all of that will disappear in the next few weeks, so don’t worry too much.
Post pregnancy changes occur in the breast, where our breasts will be swollen, sore, reddish and enlarged due to increased milk production after delivery. But this all will subside within the next three to four days or when we stop breastfeeding. Another thing, our breasts may not be as tight as they used to be because after giving birth, our breasts will loosen because the skin stretches, and also for a few weeks when we don’t breastfeed, the milk will leak / drip.
The uterus itself is still hard and round, weighing about 1.1 kg. Right after delivery it may still hurt, but after six weeks it weighs 2 ounces and also doesn’t feel any pain. The blackish brown line in the middle of the stomach will disappear on its own, but it is unfortunate that the swollen stomach scar will not disappear in the near future and tends to get red but will turn silver and will merge with the skin again. After giving birth, you should train your stomach by doing sit-ups. In order to get a flat stomach again, because women who maintain the strength of their abdominal muscles will contract after giving birth.
Usually postpartum a mother will experience back pain within the first six weeks, due to less than ideal posture. If the mother wants to return to normal due to back pain is to restore the body’s stomach muscles by putting extra weight on the back muscles.
“Miss v” It hurts
After pregnancy you will experience lochia (discharge from “Miss V”) within a few weeks, including “Miss V” will feel sick, maybe if you compress it with cold water it can relieve pain. After that, you may also experience vaginal discharge and bleed a lot. If you are still breastfeeding, menstruation will not occur for several months and may even stop when you are breastfeeding.
Swelling of Legs and Varicose Veins
After pregnancy, slowly your feet are no longer swollen, there’s a way to reduce leg swelling by walking. Post pregnancy weight loss will cause the legs to become varicose, although they will slowly disappear.
Changes will occur in your sweat especially at night, maybe a little more than during the day, this is because your body also needs to get rid of the fluid that accumulates during post pregnancy. Some women feel energetic after giving birth, most women also feel very tired after giving birth, caring for the baby, and even feel tired.
Urinary Tract Infection and Constipation
Without the baby pressing on the bladder, this results in you not urinating as often as when you were pregnant. However, urethral pressure during labor will make it difficult for you to urinate, so you suffer from urinary tract infections, resulting in pain when you urinate, not only in the urinary tract but also in postpartum constipation. Bowel movements will become painful when there is an episiotomy or hemorrhoids, so consume more fibrous foods, milk, drink lots of water, and also juice all of these to help relieve pain