I've said it before and I'll say it again — your body is a wonderland. It's incredible how your body prepares for your pregnancy, but the things your postpartum body will do that are signs it's healing normally are just as amazing. Seriously — you just gave birth and your body is already working to put everything back together so that you can do it all over again. (Hold your horses, body. They're still in the hospital for God's sake.)
Of course, you have to do your own work in order to heal properly. Make sure you're not overdoing it, keep you incision or stitches clean, avoid intercourse until your doctor gives the green light — the basics. But those aren't exactly weird things and they don't make you second guess yourself. The way your body heals naturally after childbirth, however, may have you wondering if you need to call a doctor. Is it normal to keep bleeding for a few weeks? Are those uterine cramps supposed to happen? Is waking up in bed sheets soaked with your own sweat something you need to panic about?
Nope. In fact, those are just some of the seven things your postpartum body will do that are signs it's healing normally. So take a deep breath, follow doctor's orders, and let your body take care of itself the best way it knows how.