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The Sh*it no one told you about postpartum: part one

Mother holding newborn baby after delivery while experiencing Postpartum shakes.
postpartum shakes

Let’s talk about the sh*t no one told you about postpartum. Starting with the postpartum shakes.🤰🏽🤰🏿🤰🏼 Shaking or trembling after childbirth is a relatively common experience and can be unexpected for some mothers. The postpartum shakes begin shortly after delivery but can last for several hours. Let’s explore the causes: 1: Hormonal Changes- Or let’s call it the hormonal roller coaster. Did anyone warn you about the hormonal changes post-childbirth? The rapid drop in estrogen and progesterone can leave you feeling like you’re on a shivering adventure as your body readjusts to its pre-pregnancy state. 2: Exhaustion and stress- Labor and delivery are no walk in the park, right? The physical and emotional demands can leave you exhausted. Shaking is like your body‘s way of saying, “Whoa, that was intense!” 3: Adrenaline release-The excitement, anticipation, and maybe a touch of anxiety during labor can trigger an adrenaline release. Guess what comes next? Trembling or shaking! 4: Changes in body temperature- Your body’s temperature takes a wild turn during labor. After the baby makes their debut, the cooling down process begins. Shaking is your body’s cool-down move to regulate temperature. 5: Medications and anesthesia- Let’s not forget if you had some medical help during labor, the aftermath could include shivering or shaking. Remember, these shakes are often a sign of your body doing its thing, bouncing back from bringing a tiny human into the world! 💪🏾💪🏽💪🏻

Did you experience postpartum shakes? Share your story with us.


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