After the birth
Nurturing a relationship with your baby begins the very second after the birth. As you learn how to care for her and meet her needs, your love will deepen and grow, and what she's able to do from the earliest days will amaze you.
What happens in hospital after your baby's been born will vary, depending on whether you've had a vaginal or Caesarean deliver, which hospital you're in, how long you stay for, and the health of both you and your newborn baby.
The delivery is over and you can now rest after all the hard work, and spend time discovering and getting to know your newborn baby.
If you are a first-time mum, then baby's first days are going to be a steep curve of discovery, for both of you actually.
About 1 in 10 newborn babies will need to spend time in a special care baby unit, for protection from risks to his health.
During this postnatal period you will recover your pre-pregnancy body and hormones. Take care of your health and get plenty of rest.
Your postnatal emotions maybe very changeable because of the abrupt drop in your hormone levels during the first weeks after the birth.
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