6. Uterine Massage
Ahh, a massage sounds pretty good right now, after carrying all that extra weight around and the perils of labor. Well, keep thinking mamas because a uterine massage is not what it seems. After delivery, it’s important that your uterus start returning to it’s normal size quickly and to contract so the bleeding stops. While in the hospital, a nurse will come in and
push forcibly on massage your abdomen to get this process going. Not only does it not feel good, but the pressure causes fluids to, shall we say, quickly exit the body. It’s not pretty, so just plan for a trip to the bathroom after.
7. Toilet Time
Going to the bathroom has never been more disgusting or labor intensive as it will be the few week after delivering a baby. Not only will you be having the period of a lifetimes, you will be very sore and things won’t look like they used to. Toilet paper is absolutely out of the question if you’ve had a vaginal birth, so a peri bottle will be your best friend. You’ll be spending extra time waiting for all the fluids to run their course, then giving yourself a mini bidet session, then applying witch hazel pads to your mesh underwear. Enjoy!