As a new mother postpartum, it’s easy to get caught up in the joy and excitement of welcoming your new baby into the world. However, there are some changes happening inside your body immediately after birth, many of which can be confusing or alarming if you aren't prepared for them. The team at Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates are here to provide you with the postpartum care you need after birth as well as answers in these confusing times. Today, we have described four weird things that can happen to your body postpartum; and if you are experiencing these side effects, contact us today to learn more.
4 Weird Things That Happen To Your Body Postpartum
Immediately after delivery, you may notice that your facial hair has grown thicker and darker. If this happens, don’t be alarmed — this is due to the sudden increase in estrogen levels after giving birth. The hair will most likely return to its normal state within a few months.
The sudden hormone fluctuation after giving birth can cause acne to flare up, especially in women who have not experienced significant breakouts since puberty. Your acne may last for a couple of weeks and then subside on its own, but if there is no improvement or the acne becomes problematic, contact our team at Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates for further postpartum care.
Bladder Issues — Even for Those Who Had C-Sections
Many women experience bladder issues or incontinence after giving birth, even if they had a C-section. This is due to the pressure that your baby puts on your abdomen during pregnancy and their subsequent passing through the vaginal canal at delivery. The good news is, this issue can be treated with Kegel exercises; but if you are still having trouble after a few weeks, be sure to contact us for postpartum care services.
It is common to experience strangely irregular periods immediately after giving birth. Your first period may be heavier and longer than normal, or it may come later than expected; but don’t worry! This will correct itself over time, and you should soon settle into a regular pattern of your usual periods.
If you are experiencing any of the above side effects after giving birth, be sure to contact us at Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates in Fairfield and West Chester for postpartum care. Our team will work with you to ensure that you have a smooth and healthy transition into motherhood. Trust us with your postpartum care today.