As a first time mother, I had no idea what to expect when I returned from the hospital. I had read all the books on pregnancy, labor and birth, but somehow missed the parts about the recovery time after birth. When I returned home from the hospital I realized that I had forgotten some essential items. Here’s a list of everything that will help may your recovery time a little more comfortable.
When nursing you will experience some period like cramping. This is caused by your uterus contracting back to it’s normal size. If the pain is unbearable ask your doctor about taking a non-prescription pain reliever to alleviate your discomfort. Add that pain reliever to the list above.