Planning a vaginal birth? Two-thirds of babies in the U.S. are born this way. Whether you're in labor for 2 hours or 2 days, you'll probably need to stay in the hospital for about 48 hours Author: Hallie Levine.
General soreness and swelling around the vagina after birth are a standard part of postpartum recovery—after all, “the area saw a huge increase in blood flow and fluid,” Knopman explains, and childbirth is pretty rough on your vaginal tissue. Tears can also lead to greater blood flow and swelling.
If you have a vaginal delivery or Cesarean section, you’ll have vaginal bleeding and discharge after birth. This is known as lochia. It’s how your body gets rid of the extra blood and tissue Author: Paige Fowler.
May 31, 2016 · Examine both the mother and the newborn physically to note any signs of postpartum complications or defects. Remind the mother about the health maintenance visit of the newborn once she reaches 2 to 4 weeks old, and her return checkup 4 to 6 weeks after .