Thursday 19 January 2017

Post-Pregnancy Problems You Should Know About.

A woman’s body is a wonderful thing. It is capable of carrying and nurturing another life for a whole nine months - simply amazing! Unfortunately, along with all of the joys that a pregnancy brings, your brand-new baby being the main one, the process of giving birth to a new life can also bring with it a number of health problems.

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That being said, if you’re pregnant right now, you shouldn't be worried unduly about the things that go wrong. For most ladies there are very few post-pregnancy issues to contend with and the more aware you are of any possible problems, the more able you’ll be to handle them should they occur.

With that in mind, here are some of the most common post-pregnancy problems:

Postpartum Haemorrhage
Although it is perfectly normal to experience vaginal bleeding immediately after giving birth, if this persist and you are losing a lot of blood, you may be having a postpartum hemorrhage. This is one of the more severe post-pregnancy problems experienced after birth, but as it only occurs in around 2 percent of cases, it really is not something to be too concerned about.

Stress Incontinence
Stress incontinence is not uncommon following the birth of a baby. After all, your downstairs area has gone through a lot, and it may take some time for things to get up and running again.

Don’t worry if you find yourself weeing when you laugh, bend, sneeze or exercise - it’s perfectly normal and in most cases, the problem will clear up in a few weeks. You can even help it along by doing regular pelvic floor exercises to help build muscle strength in the area. In the meantime, you can visit to find out more about incontinence and how you can control the issue for its duration.

Uterine Infections
Usually, when you give birth, the placenta parts from the uterine wall in the delivery and is then pushed out of the vagina a short while after baby comes into the world. If this doesn’t happen and part of the placenta is left inside the uterus, it could lead to a uterine infection, which could cause pain and inflammation in the area, along with an unpleasant discharge and even fever. If an infection is not caught quickly, it could lead to something much more serious like toxic shock, so it is important to be aware of the signs.

C-section Infection
If you are unable to or chose not to give both naturally, you should be aware of the risks of a C-section infection. Occasionally, the incision made to deliver your baby can become infected. Typical signs of this include redness, swelling and a discharge of pus.

This is not normally a serious problem, but you will need to see your doctor, and you absolutely should not itch the area, no matter how tempting it might be!

As I said above, most pregnancies go without a hitch, and any post-pregnancy problems that occur are usually minor in nature, but now that you know what to look out for, if the worst does happen, you will be more prepared.

Jada x