Taking a bath after giving birth is not something you should decide on your own. Consult your doctor, get to know the risks involved, learn all the safety precautions and only then go for it.
Those of you who have experienced what childbirth is, sure know about the mixed feelings of discomfort, pain, joy all fused together. No matter if you have had a normal delivery or a C-section, there definitely has some amount of blood and other substances that you so desperately want to get rid of. One cannot blame the new mother for wanting to clean herself as early as possible. However, rushing into a shower or getting in a bathtub immediately after childbirth may not be a bright idea. Taking a bath postpartum is something your doctor will decide for you.
When Can You Take a Bath After Giving Birth
Safest Way to Take a Bath
Care to be Taken
» Make sure the bathtub is clean and disinfected.
» Do not expose your nipples to bathwater, if you are breastfeeding.
» The water should be clean without any pathogens.
» The temperature of the water should be adjusted to an appropriate degree.
» Avoid using any fancy oils or perfumes in the bathtub as they may irritate your already swollen skin.
» It is most important to dry yourself thoroughly after taking a bath.
Needless to say, swimming after giving birth is out of question for the danger of catching an infection. Also make sure that you take proper care of yourself post delivery.
A bath after giving birth will definitely relax you physically and mentally as well. It will greatly reduce the fatigue and exhaustion after delivery. However, do not rush into it and take it only after proper guidance from your doctor.
Disclaimer: The information presented above is for educational purpose only. We do not encourage its usage as an alternative for medical practitioner’s advice.