After a woman gives birth, it takes a certain time for each organ system to return to its pre-pregnancy physiological state.
This time is usually about 6 weeks, that is, the clinical [puerperium], which corresponds to the period when the Chinese say [confinement].
The pregnant uterus will increase many times and will shrink back bit by bit after giving birth. In order to provide nutrients for the fetus, the increased blood volume should be reduced a little after giving birth. After this [restart] of pregnancy and childbirth, all systems of the whole body are back in place and return to their pre-pregnancy working conditions.
The recovery of puerperal period is a process of body self-regulation. During this period, there are not many aspects that can be intervened by human beings, but the following seven matters should still be paid attention to.
Step 1: Diet
After natural childbirth, there are no special taboos on diet.
It is recommended to eat more fresh fruits, vegetables and high-quality protein diet, such as meat, fish and shrimp, etc., to achieve a balanced diet and sufficient nutrition.
Step 2: Urinate
Because the delivery process will stimulate the bladder, some parturients will become numb after giving birth to the child, feel unable to urinate, and even cannot relieve urination.
Therefore, it is necessary to relieve urination regularly after delivery, for example, once every hour or two, and do not wait until the urination is urgent.
Step 3 Sweat
Many parturients report that they will suffer from [deficiency sweat] after giving birth. In fact, it is not [deficiency sweat], but mattress sweat.
When pregnant, in order to ensure the supply to the baby, the blood volume in the pregnant woman will increase. Now that the baby has come out, what about the extra water?
A considerable part will be excreted through sweat.
Therefore, it is normal for the parturient to sweat after giving birth to the child. When you feel sweaty or very hot, you can use air conditioning, electric fans, etc. to dissipate heat in time and not deliberately [cover].
However, if the body temperature exceeds 38 degrees, go to see a doctor!
Step 4: Cleaning
Since you sweat a lot after giving birth, you should pay attention to cleaning.
Shampoo, bathing and brushing teeth are not taboos, don’t make yourself dirty. Physical strength recovery, you can take a bath, if it is caesarean section, use plastic wrap to protect the wound.
In addition, because lochia will be discharged after delivery, attention should be paid to the cleaning of perineum, otherwise puerperal infection will easily occur.
Modern medical research has found that even if you sit in a basin and take a bath, the water in the basin will not pollute the vagina. Therefore, clean the perineum every day and keep it dry.
Step 5: Breastfeeding
After giving birth, let the child suck the nipple as soon as possible. Don’t worry about [lack of milk], the newborn baby can’t eat two bites, and let the baby suck more to help produce milk.
Breastfeeding can promote women’s postpartum recovery and reduce the probability of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other diseases.
WHO recommends that exclusive breastfeeding can last until the baby is 6 months old, and it is best to insist on breastfeeding until the baby is 2 years old and then wean naturally.
STEP 6 Stay out of bed
Some people say that since it is a [sitting] confinement, the parturient should at least sit down and get out of bed less. There is even a saying that [avoid getting out of bed and eating in bed].
In fact, this is wrong!
Pregnant women’s postpartum coagulation function is in a state of hyperfunction and enhancement, which is a high-risk group for thrombosis. Long-term bed rest will increase the risk of venous thrombosis and even lead to life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
Therefore, if you want to stay in bed for recuperation during confinement, don’t believe it. You must take appropriate activities, such as walking and pushing a baby carriage, which are all good ways to exercise.
In addition to these, we should also pay attention to rest during puerperium and try our best to ensure adequate sleep.
It is very hard for parturients to breastfeed their children every day, so proper rest is necessary.
In addition, it is also important to keep a happy mood. Due to the rapid changes in human hormones after delivery, some parturients may have some negative emotions.
However, most people have only some manifestations of depression, which is not up to the level of depression. However, parturients and their families should also pay attention to psychological adjustment and emotional support.
Although our theme is: [How to recover quickly after delivery], it should be emphasized again that this process is not necessarily as fast as possible. Let’s start from the above seven aspects first.