After-pains, bloody discharge and constipation... the things that follow birth aren't exactly fun. But here are some explanations and consolations regarding your body after the birth.
Do you trickle a bit when you run or sneeze? Is jumping out of the question? Time to do those pelvic floor exercises!
Home again - but with a newborn baby in tow. And perhaps not much is how you expected it to be. But don't worry - you'll learn and it will soon be great.
About 72 hours after giving birth, you will find the "baby blues" kick in and you'll experience feelings of sadness and plenty of tears - all the result of changing hormone levels.
It's over. The birth is over. Your baby is lying in your arms and you're probably counting his or her fingers and toes, examining your precious bundle from head to toe. Congratulations, you're now a mother.
Back home with your baby and a line of stitches on your belly. It hurts and you need to heal properly. Here are some tips on coping at home after a caesarean section.