Some Common Post-Pregnancy Side Effects

Some Common Post-Pregnancy Side Effects

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A women’s body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. Although, the time is a bit forward now. you have got the gift for which you were waiting for last 9 months. Welcome to the parenthood. The challenges are just about to begin. During the first few weeks, you will spend most of your time feeding, diapering and comforting your baby. But besides that, You might have noticed few changes arrived in your life. Your body starts to recover and adjust to the new role. During this, you will experience strange behaviours which you are not used to. Your body will start to return to normal again in a few months. Go easy with these changes and do not hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

Post-Labour Pains:
After delivery, it is so much painful for a woman to resist. All the pressure of pushing baby away, pain and everything make you feel tired and painful. You will find your ribs, abdomen and back is paining. After the birth, your uterus shrink back to its normal size and position which causes intense pain. This pain is similar to mild labour contractions. The same thing happens during breastfeeding too. This happens because of the hormone oxytocin, which encourages your uterus to contract.

Painful Breasts:
Painful breast is one of the most common things you can experience after the delivery. It becomes large and swollen during the feeding time. Initially, you will realise your breasts are more tender and contain colostrum milk full of antibodies. They help in protecting the baby. However, after a few days the breasts start making milk, they may feel hot, swollen and tender. However, at this time, breast milk production tends to operate on a supply-and-demand system. So, try to breastfeed more and, with time, the discomfort and pain will be gone.

Hair loss:
Hairloss is the strangest thing you can experience after pregnancy. Do not panic, you would not go bald. This is absolutely normal. Hormonal changes are the reason for hair fall this time. Soon after the pregnancy, the estrogen level in the body sends more hair follicles into a frozen or terminal stage. This leads to excessive hair loss and thinning of scalp hair, which affects between 40 and 50 percent of women.

Constipation:
Ongoing Hormonal changes in the body during and after pregnancy slow down the gastrointestinal system and cause constipation. In addition, women who have hemorrhoids or tears during delivery can find it difficult to have normal bowel movements which ultimately cause constipation.

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