Recovery After Birth

Annalisa Abela

Your body has gone through some astounding changes over the last 9 months, and recovering from birth is something that does not get spoken amount too often. Whether you have given birth vaginally or have had a caesarean section your body will need time to recover. A normal recovery period is typically 6 weeks, although each mum is different so recovery times can be different for everyone.


If you had stitches (either after tearing, having an episiotomy or a caesarean section) it is important to bathe them every day in order to prevent an infection. Usually, your stitches will have dissolved by the time your wound is healed but they can be painful during the recovery period. We recommend taking a painkiller if you feel you need to, but if you are breastfeeding please check with your midwife before you take any over the counter medication. You can also use Pure Bliss - Soothing Postnatal Compress Solution by Natural Birthing Company to help ease any discomfort and to aid in the healing process.

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