Recovering from childbirth is tough, even if everything went according to plan. If you delivered vaginally, your lady parts will be sore and your entire body will probably be exhausted from the ordeal. If you had a C-section, you'll be dealing with a painful scar and the aftermath of major surgery. Either way, it's not fun. On top of all that, you also need to keep an eye out for any nasty surprises that mean your recovery is suffering a setback. There are quite a few things you didn't realize are signs of a postpartum infection that are worth knowing about.
When you're still in the hospital, you'll have a team of doctors and nurses monitoring you constantly to make sure you're staying healthy after birth. From passing gas to how much you pee, they'll want to know pretty much everything about your body. But when you go home, it's on you to make sure you're in good shape. With a newborn to take care of, your own condition might be the furthest thing from your mind. But keeping yourself happy and healthy is one of the most important things you can do for your baby's health and happiness as well.
Here are seven symptoms to monitor and get checked out if they don't go away.