Life post-baby is a bit unpredictable. Your recovery experieince might be different from your friends, family members, or even yours if it's your second time. Although each woman is different and no labor experience is the same, there are a few postpartum symptoms you shouldn't assumer are normal, even if they feel like something that just "happens" after you give birth.
Even though you're likely busy gawking at and snuggling with the newest addition of your family, remembering to pay attention to your own body's healing process is just as important — though not nearly as cute or fun. There is a fine line between a healthy recovery and a red flag, so knowing what to expect from your recovery period is important. These symptoms, although varying in severity, all signify that something isn't quite right with the way your body is handling birth, and they shouldn't be ignored.
This isn't a definitive list of "things that can go wrong after birth," but it is a few of the most common dangerous symptoms. If you do notice any of these symptoms, or something else that seems off, call your OB-GYN to determine whether you need to go into see them sooner than your postpartum check up.