Your feelings after your baby's birth can be intense. You may
feel thrilled and excited. You may want to call everyone you know
to tell them your news. Or, you may feel tired and let down. What
you want most is to rest.
If you had an unexpected birth experience or procedure, like a
birth, you may feel disappointed. You may feel relieved that
your baby was born safely and is well. But at the same time, you may
feel angry or guilty that things didn't go as planned.
important to talk about your experience and how you feel. Being
upset and hiding your feelings can make your recovery adjustment
Find a good listener, in addition to your partner, who
will let you talk through your feelings. Talk with your nurses and
your health care provider. Sometimes asking them questions about
why the choices you made were good ones can be helpful and
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
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