10 Things You Should Know About the First Few Hours After Birth
Friday, February 5th, 2016
When I had my first baby over eight years ago, I had never even seen a newborn, let alone held one before. I asked my mom all kinds of questions about what labor and delivery was going to be like and what to expect when I had a baby in my arms. She was a great help, and I was thankful she was in the room with me the entire time for support because I didn't realize just how many more questions I was going to have about my body and my newborn right after birth.
If you haven't given birth before, there are some things that may surprise you immediately after your baby is born. I was surprised by more than a few things that happened, so here are 10 things you should know about the first few hours after you give birth:
You will feel tired.
Being tired makes sense if you've had a long drawn-out labor or if you've been up for hours and hours before, but even if you had a fast labor or a c-section, you will feel very tired and sore. You're going to use strength and muscles you didn't even know existed, and they will all hurt.