Anal and Rectal Problems in Children
Asthma & Respiratory Problems
Bed Wetting
Behavioral Problems
Bowel Problems
Chest Pain
Child Handwriting
Child Memory
Cold and Cough
Compulsive Liar
Bed Wetting

You are here: Home > Doctors on call > FAQs > Do's and Don't's Post Delivery

Do's and Don't's Post Delivery
Kindly read through our Frequently Asked Questions before submitting your queries. If you still wish to ask a question to our panel of experts, click here for our premium services.

Related ArticlesRelated FAQsDiscussion Boards
Melt away your Postpartum Blues Diet Post Delivery Diet and Exercise
Debunking New Mother Myths Exercise Post Delivery Sex
Sex Post Delivery
more... more... more...
Do's and Don't's Post Delivery >>>
 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why does a woman have to stay at home for 40 days after delivery? Also is it normal for the baby to pass motions after every feeding?

Nilima (Mumbai, India)

A: These are traditions which have been and are being followed since time immemorial. In the earlier days confinement was justifiable as the hygienic facilities were perhaps not so good and also women had laborious hard work to do in the house, so this so called 40 day confinement gave them rest and kept them away from strenuous labour which anyway is not advisable immediately after delivery. In addition, earlier women had several pregnancies and did not get sufficient time to recuperate from one, so at least these 40 days gave her some respite from her daily household management routine. In answer to your second question, yes, it is normal for a baby to pass motions after every breastfeed.

Dr. Sahni

Q: My wife had a caesarean delivery for the second time. She is supposed to take 40 days rest. What does this mean? Can she cook?

Arvind (Chennai, India)

A: She can cook, but she should not lift any heavy weights and should not do any grinding or pounding work.

Dr. Asha Paranjpe

Back to previous page

search search the site

To check our panel of doctors and experts
click here.

To check out other Faq's on various topics
click here.

E - Shop
Visit E-Shop Now!
Baby Photo Contest