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What You Should Know About Postpartum Activities

General Activity:

For the first two weeks, get as much rest as possible. Concentrate on baby care for the first week. Gradually increase your activity. Avoid strenuous activity and lifting.

Stairs:

Up to several times a day for the first week, gradually increase.

Abdominal Cramps:

“After pains” usually stop within 2-3 days. If cramps are troublesome, use Tylenol every four hours.

Contraception:

Oral contraceptive pills may be started shortly after delivery. Other methods to use before returning to the office are condoms and contraceptive foam, both are available without a prescription. Please contact your doctor if you are interested in another method.

Employment:

You may return to work after 4-6 weeks.

For more postpartum instructions [Learn more here].

 

 

 

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