24 hours after delivery
Pregnancy is more than a blessing. But after delivery, when a baby comes into your arms, you will feel like you are in the heavens and beyond. In this article, we will discuss what happens 24 hours after delivery and what you should do. We hope that you will find this article useful. If you haven’t seen our Facebook page, then check it as soon as possible.
You might be really excited to know if you are first pregnant what happens in the first 24 hours after delivery. You might also be thinking about what changes will be there in your body. Moreover, what are the steps for first babycare? We will tell you about this in the article. We hope that you will find it useful. You may check other articles on our home page too.
The first few starting minutes of 24 hours after delivery?
Many of you might know the answer and situations. But still, some women ask what happens right after delivery, and are there any special things to know? The first thing right after delivery that happens is that they put your child on the chest. This happens to make the skin to skin contact.
After that, the midwife or the doctor makes a thorough checkup. They check you and your baby. The doctors, nurses, or midwives also check your perineum in normal delivery cases. They inspect it thoroughly to make sure that there are no tears. And if there are tears on the skin, they will stitch them.
Another important thing that doctors, nurses, and midwives check is the health of your baby. They check out different things like the pulse of the baby. Moreover, they will check the baby’s breathing and then bring the baby with them for further check-up. Another thing that will check in you is your blood pressure, and after the blood pressure checking, they will check whether the firmness of the top of the uterus is okay or not.
After the primary checkup, you and your baby will be held close to each other if there are no complications. Moreover, you will breastfeed your child too.
The time you will take
First, when the labor pains start, you have to rush towards the hospital and operation theater. After the delivery, the first question that will pop up in your mind is when will you get discharged. There are different thoughts about this from different people.
Maria, the the 24 years old mother, says,” I was normal after delivery, and my baby was too. But according to the hospital rules, I got discharged the next morning”.
Sabina says,” It was C section delivery, but everything was alright, so they discharged me after 3 hours, and I was all okay leading towards home.”
Andrew says, “My wife gave birth to a premature child at the beginning of 8th month, and it was C section. The hospital kept the baby under observation for a week, so we have to stay in there for a whole week”.
These were the three people and their experiences. You may share your experience below in the comments section. We will be glad to hear from you.
What experts say
There is no surprise in having a different experience than others. There are two cases, either its normal delivery or a C section. We will tell you what happens in both of the cases and what you can do.
Suppose you gave birth to a child via normal delivery. You will stay in the birth room, or operation theatre, wherever you were at the delivery time for at least two hours. Your baby will also be there with you. After the primary and essential checkups, you will take a shower and change your clothes. You will then go home. Suppose you are all healthy and fit and your baby is healthy too; you will take a maximum of 6 hours to get discharged from the hospital. And there are chances that you will spend those hours in the discharge room.
Similarly, if C section or there were other cases like or mature birth of your child, it will depend on your child’s health and health. The doctors will only let you go when you are healthy enough.
Expectations from the body 24 hours after delivery
There can be different situations. It will vary from person to person. Sometimes, you will be all okay and normal, and the other person who delivered will be feeble. There can be several situations. You may feel very good or emotional. Moreover, you may feel stressed, exhausted, and feel everything irritating. Do not worry because it is normal.
So, you will undergo some situations like bleeding from the vagina. It is not a period. But it is something else. This bleeding is called lochia, and we have discussed a lot about it in previous articles. You will feel the heavy bleeding in the first 24 hours, just like heavy period bleeding and cramps. There will be clots too. These clots can be heavy, and you will have to face them. Lochia continues for a maximum of 40 days. But it can end up in 20 days too. So, don’t you worry about that? Suppose there are bigger blood clots, then you must consult a doctor and tell your situation. The doctor will surely help you with this because it is a serious matter and you need to be very careful about it.
You might have cramps too. With lochia, they are possible, just like period cramps. But there can be some other thing too. And that thing is birth pains. You will suffer from birth pains due to the uterus’ contraction as we know that the uterus expands when there is a baby inside it. So, it needs to contract too after the delivery.
These birth pains are also called after delivery pains. Their intensity can range from woman to woman. It can be mild or can be like labor pains. The birth pains after a second or more than 2 delivery are sharper than the first delivery. All you need to do is take care of yourself. You can consult a doctor to give you some doses to get relief from the pain.
RICE in the first 24 hours after delivery
You will be surprised to read how rice can help you in the first 24 hours after delivery. The rice you will need for 24 hours after delivery is not the one you eat. But it is a short form of a combination of 4 different things. In short, it is called a RICE program.
The perineum gets swollen after delivery. And you have to take great care for 24 hours after delivery. For this, you will have to manage a rice program for you. It is not that difficult. All you have to do is follow the four simple steps.
The first thing you need to do is get some rest. If it is sworn pain or swelling, you must lie down after taking a short walk. It will help you a lot in recovering.
As you all know that ice has a warm effect, and it relaxes your body too. You must apply an ice pack to the perineal area and continuously use them for 2-3 hours. They will reduce swelling and help you recover soon.
Compression can help you a lot in getting relief from the pain and getting rid of swelling too. Make sure the innerwear you use is tight enough, and try using 2 pads for extra support.
Exercise and walk
The first thing doctors ask you to do soon after recovering from the initial stage is doing little exercise or simply walking slowly. There are many pelvic floor exercises that you can do, and they can help you a lot in getting a healthy body. They will also help you in recovering soon.
By following all the essential measures, you can still have pain in the perineum. Sometimes it can be so severe that you cannot handle it. So you have to take some necessary steps that can help you in recovering soon.
The first thing is consulting the doctor or asking the midwife to help you eliminate the pain. Suppose you have perineum stitches; you have to take great care of them. Moreover, you must know what you need to do if stitches open. We have an article about it, and we suggest you read it for gaining some knowledge and help.
Length to stay
As discussed earlier, your length to stay depends on your health and your baby’s health. But sometimes, you are all okay in the first few hours, and your baby is healthy too. But after coming home, you can feel sick, or your baby falls sick. If you face such situations, you must urgently visit a doctor and ask for help. Do not delay in such situations because they may be harmful to you and your baby too.
Suppose it was a C section, and your doctor asks you that you can leave after 2-3 hours. If your home is not close to the hospital or in another city, we suggest you stay somewhere near the hospital for at least 24 hours, so if something wrong happens, you can go hospital urgently. But in some cases, there is no place to live. You might ask your doctor or hospital staff to engage a room or a bed for you, and you can pay for it. Remember one thing that paying money is far better than paying for your life.
Birth at home
There are some cases in which you give birth to a child at home. Many women ask about what happens and what you can do in such situations. A midwife can help you a lot in such cases.
Suppose you gave birth to a newborn at home; there are possibilities that the midwife will stay by your side for at least 3 hours. But suppose you feel unwell and want her support, ask her to stay with you for more time. Moreover, for your convenience, we suggest you ask your midwife before delivery that she will stay with you for at least 6 hours and will be available for the next 7 days too. This already done deal can help you a lot.
Getting healthy food
Do not eat junk right after the delivery. You must eat boiled food for the first 24 hours after delivery, as it will help you a lot in recovering and getting a better life for yourself. Moreover, you must ask your doctor to make a diet chart that you must follow later on. In the first 24 hours after delivery, if you stay at the hospital, you will be given more chances that you will be given soup or something boiled, warm but not that heavy. You will also feel cold right after the delivery so that you will be given a blanket and warm clothes too. Moreover, you will be brought near a heater too.
Things To Know About 24 Hours After Delivery
Most of the women get curious and want to know what happens 24 hours after the delivery. Many changes occur to your body and you. You will need to take extra care of yourself and your baby too. Right after the delivery, there will be skin to skin interaction between you and your baby. After that, there will be a primary checkup. And if you have good health, you will get discharged soon. You will take a maximum of 6 hours to leave the hospital if you have good health. But suppose you are not that well, you will be kept under observation. It happens mostly in C section delivery or premature delivery. You will need some extra care and extra things to look at. Moreover, if you have perineum swelling and pain, you must implement the RICE formula to help you recover from the pain to recover soon.
Still, if you have any questions, you may contact us. We will be glad to help you.