Post Partum: Firm is Best

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How long does it take for the uterus to return to normal size ?

Post Partum: Firm is Best

A 'boggy' uterus is not a good thing. Some physicians will prescribe drugs immediately post partum to speed up the contractions. Post delivery nurses and doctors will check the size of the uterus and its initial retraction progress. This is done by firm pressure around the level of your belly button. Be prepared for a 'gush' as any blood and fluid will be expelled when checking.



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