If the baby was delivered from the vagina and an episiotomy was performed , some discomforts may occur: inflammation, pain while urinating, and pain during the fist days, which will gradually disappear. A cold bag can be placed at the site, and on some occasions an analgesic should be taken. Stitches come off by themselves, but keep in mind:
- Wash yourself as often as necessary, with lukewarm water and soap, preferably after urinating or defecating (do not use toilet paper), and take a bath every day and dry off carefully.
- For Caesarian births, you can shower every day with water and soap; let the wound dry and then cover it in gauze. Make sure to follow your physician’s instructions.
- The wound’s scar should be washed normally during bathing. Usually, stitches are taken off 7 days after birth.