Where is the pain
After pregnancy, you may have pain in different parts of the body:
During pregnancy, there are many changes in the body which can cause back pain. The stress on the back muscles during labor causes pain. When the back muscles get stronger in a few months, then this pain goes away.
Due to prolonged contractions in the uterus, there may be pain in the lower abdomen. Sometimes infection in the sex organs or appendicitis or ovary cyst rupture can also cause pain.
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pelvic and leg pain
The pelvic bones widen for delivery during pregnancy. After delivery the ligaments are loose and even walking causes pain in the pelvic region.
Pain in the lower part of the abdomen can also arise due to the peeling of pelvic tissues and muscles at the time of delivery.
During pregnancy, all the weight of the mother and the baby falls on the feet. After pregnancy, due to hormonal changes, joints and ligaments relax. This causes cramps in the legs.
hip and chest pain
There is pain especially in the hips after a normal delivery. If forceps or vacuums are used during delivery, the hips can slide out of place. This can lead to pain later on.
Chest pain can occur due to pressure on the muscles during labor or due to a chest infection. If there is severe pain, difficulty in breathing or coughing up blood, the doctor should be seen immediately.
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how long does the pain last
After delivery, it takes 6 to 8 weeks for the uterus to return to its normal size. The severe postpartum pain lasts only for a day or two. If you are having pain for more than this, see a doctor.
Pain and emotional stress, especially during breastfeeding, can have a bad effect on the production of breast milk.