VIRAL post shows the size of a woman’s wound after delivering the placenta and why we need to take it easy after childbirth.

Labor of Love – Lancaster, PA shared this post on Facebook, “22cm or 8.6 inches. That is the exact diameter of a paper plate, AKA the fine china in our house. It is also the average diameter of a placenta.

“After a baby is born, mothers are told to take it easy for at least 4-6 weeks. There are good reasons for that! One of those reasons is that after the baby is born, mothers are left with a wound on the inside of their uterus where the placenta was attached. That wound will take at least 4-6 weeks to completely heal.

“During that time they are still susceptible to infection and hemorrhaging. Even if they have a complication-free vaginal delivery and feel okay, they will still need to take care of themselves and not overdo it for those first several weeks postpartum.

“To those mothers, rest! To their husbands, partners, parents, in-laws, friends – let them rest! Help out as much as you can and don’t let them overdo it!

“As the saying goes “one week in bed, one week around the bed, and 2 weeks around the house.”

The post has gone viral with over 14,800+ shares and 7200 reactions.

I have never really thought about that tbh. Did you?

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Via Facebook

  • I wasn’t even told to rest – so just carried on as normal. But must admit in those days the hospital kept you in for a minimum of 10 days anyway.


  • I remember being told to take it easy for 4-6 weeks after giving birth. This reason was not given though, what a huge wound


  • In our country we need to take complete rest for the first 3months and the first months there is lots of ayurvedic medicines, oils and massages …
    Really new moms should get a lot of rest and healing which will help them in the long run


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