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Postpartum Poop | Newborn Baby

Postpartum poop; This is the poop that you pass in the postnatal or postpartum period which begins immediately after childbirth. Around this same time your body’s hormonal levels and uterus size will be trying to  return to their initial non-pregnant state. During this time, muscles and connective tissue in your body will be returning to a pre-pregnancy state.

Recovering from childbirth complications is way faster during this period. As your body’s urinary and fecal incontinence will be returning back to normal with estrogen levels dropping too. Which will lead to large amounts of hair loss. Postpartum thyroiditis, painful intercourse, and pelvic prolapse are also some of the areas that take a long time to go back to normal . In some cases these may not even resolve.

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Postpartum constipation is primarily caused by dehydration and a diet low in fiber, fresh fruit and vegetables. As well as a slew of pregnancy and labour hormones, including progesterone, also slow bowel function. At the same time it is good to get bowel movements as they are healthy and normal. In addition to this you will note that after childbirth; there will be many new stressors. Stressors such as infant feeding and taking care of the baby, late night feedings .

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