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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Stendahl

Your First Postpartum Poop

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

After childbirth, there are many new stressors, like infant feeding… and wearing your OWN diapers. One stressor that can come as a surprise is the first postpartum poop! The idea of anything passing through a newly healing pelvic floor can be scary and unwelcome. It can be painful if you’ve had tearing or stitches, and difficult or slow to move if you’ve had surgery or pain medication. But pooping is normal and healthy. So we want this to happen, right?

There are some measures you can take to avoid a traumatic experience and to make the first postpartum poop easier...

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