Your Recovery After Vaginal Birth
This eight-page handout educates women about their recovery in the hospital after vaginal birth, as well as home care. It discusses changes in the woman's body, activity, diet, peri care, showering, and managing cramping and pain, including pain management guidelines for the perineal area. The document includes recommendations for going home from the hospital, listing activities to limit or avoid, and identifying those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.
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