Your Postpartum Body

“At six weeks postpartum, your body is almost back to normal, you’re feeling great, and you can resume being intimate with your husband.”

Before giving birth, I believed this! I really thought 6 weeks was the magic number.

After giving birth to an 8 pound 8 ounce baby boy which resulted in a third degree tear, healing was slow! I remember waking up exactly one week after my son was born and I was hardly able to move and wanted to cry as I was getting out of bed. Thankfully, that was the worst of it and I started progressively getting better after that day but why didn’t anyone tell me that the pain would last over a week!

Continue reading at Amy’s Finer Things where I’m guest posting as part of her Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me? series. 

3 Replies to “Your Postpartum Body”

  1. Great information, Rachel. I had no idea.
    Thank you for sharing such personal information for those of us who dont quite know what to expect. THANK YOU!

  2. Ooh that is really interesting! I`m gonna go read it, even though I dont plan to have a baby any time soon 🙂

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