6 Safe Tips On How To Shrink Your Uterus After Birth

Your uterus is an amazing organ. It continually stretches to accommodate your growing baby. Once your baby is born, the uterus starts contracting to return to its pre-pregnancy size.

This process of your uterus contracting is medically known as involution. Once you have delivered your placenta, the uterus immediately starts to contract.

Your hormones and uterine muscles mainly drive the uterine involution (or contraction). But, there are certain things you can do to help your body.

Breastfeeding releases a hormone called oxytocin that helps the uterus contract. Oxytocin makes the breast muscles contract and helps them release milk.

1. Breastfeeding

Spending skin to skin time with your newborn baby also releases the ‘love’ hormone (oxytocin) which helps the uterus contract.

2. Skin to Skin contact

Think of belly wrapping as casting when you have broken legs. It helps support the internal organs and fasten the healing process.

3. Belly Binding / Postpartum Girdle

Though it's uncomfortable, fundal massage or uterus massage helps in uterine involution and also helps relieve after birth pains, and reduce postpartum bleeding.

4. Fundal massage

When I say mild, I mean walking and not any strenuous exercise. Walking helps empty your bladder, or pas gas off your tummy, which gives more space for the uterus to contract.

5. Mild Exercise

Red Rasperry tea is known as the women’s herb for all the amazing benefits it has for women. In the postpartum period, the tea helps in toning the uterus and reduce the bleeding.

6. Red Raspberry tea

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All material provided is for your information only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Please consult your doctor.