The First 48 Hours After Labor and Delivery

Now that the bun is out of the oven. Let’s learn how to heal that oven. This section is specifically designed to help you manage the first 48 hours after labor and delivery. Our goal with this section is to reduce the fear of the unknown and demystify the first 48 hours after baby so you are prepared with realistic advice that we feel every birthing person should know but unfortunately is often only learned after the fact. We hope this helps you feel prepared and empowered .

Whether you’ve had a cesarean or vaginal birth, you will likely feel pretty sore. One may even say it feels like everything hurts. Let’s break it down so those first 48 hours are less painful and more comfortable. 


The First 48 Hours After Labor and Delivery
Tips to Help you Move, Pee, Poo and Feed your Baby
10 mins
Handout: Tips to Help you Move, Pee, Poo and Feed your Baby
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Introduction to The First 48 Hours After Labor and Delivery
2 mins
Tips to Manage Bleeding and Pain
10 mins
Handout: Bleeding, Red Flags, and Perineum Care
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Handout: Diaphragmatic Breathing
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Handout: First 48 Product List
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