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Going Home

The gift you have looked forward to for months is now ready to go home with you. As you begin your new life with a newborn, here are some things you should know about topics such as:

  • Wait to have sex
  • Keep clean and fresh
  • Bladder and bowels
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Sore tissue and stitches
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Swelling (edema)
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Care for your breasts
  • Sore nipples
  • Postpartum adjustment
  • “Baby blues” and postpartum depression
  • Cesarean incision care
  • Leg pain
  • Fever
  • Postpartum tubal ligation
  • After pains
  • Slowly become more active
Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System delivers great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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