Not many people know the signs and symptoms of postpartum. Knowing the warning signs early can help you detect whether something may be going on. Here is a list of what you should be on the look out for:
- You have bleeding that soaks a pad every hour for two hours.
- You have a foul odor coming from your vagina.
- You have no bleeding whatsoever.
- You feel like your uterus is swelling or getting larger.
- You have a fever of 101 or higher.
- Your pain doesn’t get better or you are still in pain after you run out of pain medication.
- You have swelling, redness or discharge from your cesarean incision or episiotomy site.
- Pain in your abdomen that gets progressively worse.
- Problems urinating including inability to urinate, burning while urinating, or extremely dark urine.
- You have any type of visual disturbance.
- Severe headaches.
- You have flu like symptoms.
- Pain or redness in one or both of your breasts.
- Pain, warmth or tenderness in your legs.
- Frequent nausea and vomiting.
If you feel like you may need some professional help with dealing with postpartum depression, call Dr. Beth Firestein in Loveland, Colorado at 970-635-9116.