After the Birth: Physical and Emotional Changes

Warning Signs
Not all warning signs mean something is wrong. Use these as a guide when communicating with your caregiver.

  • Severe persistent pelvic pain, especially with fever. Very heavy bleeding or a malodorous discharge after the first few days.
  • Distinct area of redness and pain in a breast, especially if accompanied by fever.
  • Worsening pain or swelling of the vaginal area after the first few days.
  • The loss of sexual desire or pleasure is a problem for either partner.
  • Inability to carry out baby care; uncontrollable crying.
  • Morbid concern about baby
  • Paralyzing indecision about job.
  • Persistent depression.
  • Inability to sleep, eat and concentrate on performance of daily activities
  • Hatred of baby

Do not embark on an exercise program without consulting your healthcare provider.

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