Postpartum recovery after 6 months, what you need to know!

Postpartum recovery after 6 months, what you need to know!

Giving birth is always a milestone. You Mommas, can back on tract and enjoy parenthood at the same time. You can do this!

What should you expect after 6 months of giving birth? Know about the changes and postpartum hormones.

Carrying a baby for 9 months is really challenging yet memorable in a woman’s life. But after giving birth and seeing your baby for the first time, that’s the time you knew that your life will never be the same. It’s gonna be challenging but its worth it mommas.

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Even after experiencing hormonal changes during pregnancy, you will still experience hormonal changes after giving birth. Postpartum will come on the way. Here’s what you need to know 6 months after giving birth.

What to expect after 6 months of giving birth?

Experts say that postpartum recovery would last for 6 months after giving birth. You will experience hormonal mood swing, healing physically and more. Adding to that is the added stress that you will face in breastfeeding your baby, sleep deprivation and adjusting to motherhood if you’re a first-time mom.

Recovery period may vary to every woman because not everyone is the same. Every woman has a different recovery period. Whether you gave birth vaginally or to C-section, or labored for 1 hour to 30 hours. It will be different to every woman.

But here are some of the things you need to expect after 6 months of giving birth.

Post-vaginal delivery

  • Your period might be back this time
  • Breastmilk might be drying up
  • Hair fall should stop at this time
  • You should have a full bladder control if it was an issue before
  • Your mental health status is more positive at this point
  • Persisting postpartum depression should be discussed with your doctor
Postpartum recovery after 6 months, what you need to know!

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Post-C-section recovery

  • You might be more tired at this point
  • Breastmilk might be drying up
  • Your period might be back this time
  • Your mental health status is more positive at this point
  • Persisting postpartum depression should be discussed with your doctor

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Postpartum hormones at 6 months

This time you probably adjusted to motherhood and get the groove of it. Lack of sleep maybe usual for you and taking care of your baby became more comfortable for you. After months of experiencing a lot of different emotions and stress due to adjusting to motherhood Ashley Margeson said that you should already surpass negative feelings and become more positive.

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She added that post-birth hormones and postpartum hormones continue to fade after 6 months. She also added that, “The changes you should look for closely are not wanting to shower or focus on hygiene, being afraid of leaving your baby with someone else, not being able to sleep fully due to continually checking on baby, and lack of desire for common tasks like eating, drinking, being around people, and leaving the house.”

Breastfeeding exclusively might change your postpartum hormones this time around. According to Susan Loeb-Zeitlin, M.D., an OB-GYN at Cornell Medicine, “For women who are breastfeeding, hormone levels are suppressed longer (the more intense the breastfeeding, the longer the suppression).”

She also added, “And if you’re exclusively breastfeeding, they don’t return until after 6 months postpartum in about 40 percent of women.”

Expect that after 6 months your hormones will go back to normal. Your period as said earlier might be back at this time.

What should you expect physically 6 months after giving birth?

If you think that breastfeeding might help you lose weight, well you’re wrong. A study said that you can only lose weight if you gain 26 pounds during pregnancy.

This time you can achieve your pre-pregnancy weight. But remember your stretch marks, fat redistribution or maybe loose skin is not measured in the study.

You should also expect that all wounds should already healed at this time, especially for those who had C-section delivery and episiotomy during vaginal delivery. If not yet healed it might be a concerned so you talk to your doctor about this.

What you can do?

If you feel depressed until this moment and you have many negative thoughts. Here are the things you can do:

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  • Tell your doctor about your wounds that you got from episiotomy or C-section delivery. So, that if there is complications it will be resolved.
  • Talk to your partner about how you feel if you still feel a lot of negative thoughts.
  • Make sure you have a support system (family and friends).
  • Eat healthy so it can help you have the nutrients you should have and help your hormones to be back on track.
  • Exercise! The question is how? You can do a 30-minute run or watch some work out videos you can follow online. It will help you sweat a lot and sweating help you to have a better circulation to your organs, muscles, and tissues. It also helps to release toxins in our body and it will make you feel better.
Giving birth is always a milestone. You Mommas, can back on tract and enjoy parenthood at the same time. You can do this!

 

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