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  • If the after-delivery pains become bothersome, take the over-the-counter pain medication recommended by your physician. Remember that these after pains show that involution and healing are progressing, and this is a good sign.
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    If the after-delivery pains become bothersome, take the over-the-counter pain medication recommended by your physician. Remember that these after pains show that involution and healing are progressing, and this is a good sign.

  • Use a clean sanitary pad at least every four to six hours to prevent vaginal infection after delivery.
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    Use a clean sanitary pad at least every four to six hours to prevent vaginal infection after delivery.

  • Cleanse the perineum after urinating or a bowel movement by pouring warm water over the area and patting dry with gauze pads.
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    Cleanse the perineum after urinating or a bowel movement by pouring warm water over the area and patting dry with gauze pads.

  • Sit in a warm bath ("sitz bath") or use warm compresses to promote incision healing.
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    Sit in a warm bath ("sitz bath") or use warm compresses to promote incision healing.

  • Doing pelvic floor contract / release exercises (Kegels) will help improve circulation to the area and promote healing.
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    Doing pelvic floor contract / release exercises (Kegels) will help improve circulation to the area and promote healing.

  • Follow the instructions given at the hospital for the care of the cesarean incision. Keep the dressing clean and dry.
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    Follow the instructions given at the hospital for the care of the cesarean incision. Keep the dressing clean and dry.

  • Follow a healthy diet to support the healing process. Be sure you are getting enough protein, vitamins and have lots of fluids.
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    Follow a healthy diet to support the healing process. Be sure you are getting enough protein, vitamins and have lots of fluids.

  • Do not resume sexual intercourse until the lochia has disappeared and the episiotomy site has healed; you may still not feel like having intercourse at that time due to fatigue.
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    Do not resume sexual intercourse until the lochia has disappeared and the episiotomy site has healed; you may still not feel like having intercourse at that time due to fatigue.

  • Take enough rest! Stay in bed for the first week after birth. Don
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    Take enough rest! Stay in bed for the first week after birth. Don't do too much too quickly, even though you may feel good. The only activities you do should relate to the care of the baby.

  • Sleep when the baby sleeps. You should aim to get as many hours of sleep in a 24-hour period of time (although broken into more segments) as you did before the baby was born.
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    Sleep when the baby sleeps. You should aim to get as many hours of sleep in a 24-hour period of time (although broken into more segments) as you did before the baby was born.

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