Dear first-time mommas, you gotta know these hidden secrets post childbirth:
You will have a heavy period
Whether you gave birth via normal delivery or cesarean section, you will experience postpartum bleeding. This normal discharge of blood is called lochia and can last between 2- 6 weeks after giving birth. Note that adult diapers or underpads are ideal to use during this heavy period.
You’re still fat
We’re sorry to say that you will not experience instant weight loss just because your chubby baby went out of your belly. The fact is you’re still fat and you can still enjoy some of your maternity clothes. Don’t worry, breastfeeding and some stretching will help you shed the pregnancy fat gradually.
You will easily get emotional
Drastic hormonal changes kick in during and after pregnancy. Postpartum depression usually begins before you give birth and it’s not your fault (again, blame the hormones). That said, it’s always best to have a solid support system during your pregnancy journey especially when your baby arrives.
Your hair will fall off
Definitely, there are lots of changes once you give birth. Falling hair is one of the hormonal side effects of giving birth. Don’t freak out when you see hairs on the bathroom floor and on your hairbrush.
Breastfeeding will be extra challenging
Arguably, breastmilk is best for babies. However, expect that you’ll experience difficulties during the early phase of nursing your little nugget. Sore and crack nipples, low supply of milk and a screaming baby is a package that you cannot miss.