When a woman is pregnant, she is asked to watch her body temperature. You must have often heard your mother or grandmother in your house say that you must not take a bath with hot water. This means staying away from hot showers or hot tubs until delivery. It increases the body temperature and can endanger your baby’s life. But do you know that even after giving birth, you shouldn’t take a bath for a few days? Yes it is true. And not only grandmothers, but doctors also agree on this. Tell us what is the right time to take a bath after giving birth.
Maybe not all women know this. I learned about this when my mother explained it to my sister after her birth. I had no idea that you shouldn’t take a bath immediately after giving birth.
My sister was born by C-section, so I felt right to tell my mother that the wound has not healed yet. So don’t take a bath. Stitches can break prematurely due to water ingress and can be very risky. Therefore, bathing should not be done immediately after birth, but does this rule also apply to normal delivery, let’s find out.
Can you take a shower after giving birth?
The birthing process can cause tension or strain on the vagina, resulting in tears. Other cesarean deliveries can result in wounds or sores that need to heal properly.
On this topic says Dr. Bharti Ramesh, Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Motherhood Hospital Banashankari, Bangalore, that the stitched area of the caesarean section should be kept dry. Until it is fixed.
So when can you take a bath after giving birth?
For women who have had a natural or vaginal birth, most doctors recommend taking a bath after a few days. Still, it depends body to body what suits you and what doesn’t. Therefore, consult a doctor before doing anything, as your body becomes very sensitive after giving birth.
According to Dr. Bharti, “Wash your nail or cut daily with warm water, but don’t leave the part wet for a long time. Don’t use chemicals that contain chemicals that can make your wound worse.”
What is the way to take a bath for the first time after giving birth
If your doctor has told you to take a bath after so many days of labor, and if you have a fever or an infection, avoid bathing for a few days.
When you have to take a shower, put on good slippers, because the body is weak, be careful not to slip.
Make sure the water is neither too hot nor too cold. Also, do not use soap or shampoo with chemicals. Your body may react.
After delivery, it is good to use a stool or chair to sit under the shower and take a bath.
Bathing for the first time after giving birth can cause vaginal discharge. This is normal and not a cause for concern.