I was looking for this thread and realized the other one was for June/July so I’m starting a new one. This is a thread to ask our second (or third, fourth, etc.) time moms questions.
Here’s my question: I’ve started following various doulas and midwives on social media and I’ve seen conflicting info about the first week PP. Some professionals say that the best way for mom to heal is to stay in bed for at least 5 days and only get up to use the bathroom. Then the next five days only get up to walk one other time besides when you use the bathroom and maybe move to the couch. Other professionals talk about how the baby needs to go to the pediatrician for the first checkup within the first three days of birth. This obviously wouldn’t work if I’m supposed to be healing in bed for a week. What have you all done? Does the baby need to see a pediatrician that soon if there is no apparent issue? Is one trip to the doctor bearable on a healing PP body?