Postpartum Care after vaginal delivery

  I felt the need to write a post on how I took care of myself postpartum. I wish I had read a post like it before giving birth. After giving birth I was afraid of being alone with the baby. I thought I was going to do something wrong. I was alone with the baby most of the time because my fiancé and mom had to work. My fiancé took two weeks off to be with us, but I had the baby a week before his paternity leave was due. I took for granted when people tell me to sleep as much as I could before the baby. I even took for granted when the nurse asked me to sleep before I gave birth. My labor was induced, because the doctor was afraid the umbilical cord was wrapped around Lexandry. Everytime I had a contraction, his heartbeat slowed down. I was in labor for 19 hours, with only 4 hours of sleep from the night before. I was beyond tired after giving birth. For about two months I didn’t sleep for more than 2 to 3 hours at a time. My fiancé and I would take turns taking care … Continue reading Postpartum Care after vaginal delivery