After a natural childbirth experience, it is often said that it is possible to “get back on your feet.”
In fact, many women, especially those with pre-existing medical conditions, may experience “back pain” or a temporary reduction in the amount of blood flow to the brain or spinal cord after birth.
Some women also experience a mild headache or “brain fog,” which can be alleviated by taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol) before, during, or after childbirth.
These conditions are known as postpartum syndrome and may not have been as common during a natural birth, but they do occur, especially in older women.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the more common symptoms of postpartums syndrome, as well as some helpful tools to help you recover.
Symptoms of postnatal depression Symptoms of depression may vary between women, but it is important to know that depression is a chronic, recurrent condition that affects a significant percentage of women.
The symptoms can be present at any time during a woman’s life, but in general, symptoms include: feelings of worthlessness and emptiness