After you have given birth to your little bundle of joy, the last thing on your mind is yourself. But it is important that mothers take good care of themselves after they give birth. Even though you may be anxious for everyone to see your new baby, don't rush it. There will be plenty of time for that later. The most important thing is your baby and your health. Most mothers after pregnancy do experience some discharge. So what can you do to control this? Well first let me point out that when you first have your baby you will have a vaginal discharge of fluid called lochia.
This is your body's way of dumping the excess fluid that you stored up during your pregnancy. This is perfectly normal and will usually only last a few days. This would mean that you will have to wear a maxi pad for several days. You will want to refrain from using tampons immediately after you have given birth. Remember you need to give your body a chance to relax. Keep in mind that this should not be a heavy steady flow. If you notice that it is unusually heavy or that it is not stopping you should contact your doctor immediately.
One thing that many new mothers do not know if that even after the lochia is complete your body will still continue to get rid of the excess fluid. This can come through your urine or even through heavy perspiration. One thing that many second time mothers experience after pregnancy is a clear discharge. This is still perfectly normal, but if you are concerned you should visit your doctor. This usually occurs during a time when you are sexually aroused. Unlike before you had your second baby; this flow of fluid will be a little bit heavier.
During these times you can wear a panty liner. This will help to keep you comfortable and dry. Many doctors say that this is caused by weakened muscles. There are several exercises such as kegel exercises that will help you to exercise the key muscles that help to hold your fluid in. When it comes to controlling discharge after pregnancy it is important to keep in mind that you will be uncomfortable, but the best thing to do is learn the tricks and techniques that will allow you to cope.