Baby 0 weeks old
Congratulations! After a long pregnancy you finally have your baby in your arms. This is a special, but also exciting time. Both for you and your baby. The first week of your baby outside the womb is all about getting to know each other, recovering from delivery and enjoying each other as much as possible.
- Responds through various reflexes
- Recognize your voice
- Recognizes different scents
- Communicates by crying
DID YOU KNOW…
… you have already lost 3 to 7 kg of weight immediately after giving birth ? This is the weight of your baby , the placenta and the amniotic fluid . Your belly is flatter again in one fell swoop. Hello feet, long time no see!
Development baby 0 weeks
What a shock! After 9 months in the safe, warm uterus suddenly in an unknown, overexposed, cold outside world. No wonder your baby will immediately take a big throat. A sound that you will hear a lot in the coming years. But how beautiful and sweet he is.
Ideally you will never want to let go of your child now that you finally have him in your arms , but 1 minute after delivery he is already subjected to various tests. Your baby’s health is checked and his Apgar score is determined. These tests are repeated after five and ten minutes.
You may find that your baby looks a little crazy and crinkly , and that’s not so strange either. He has been curled up in your womb for a long time and his head has been trapped for a long time. Don’t worry: within a few weeks this will improve completely!
Your life with a baby of 0 weeks old
Poo, sleep, eat, repeat . This is what the first week after the birth of your baby looks like, both for your baby and for you. He sleeps about 17 hours a day and you too need a lot of rest to recover from the birth . Allow yourself this rest and use your time to get to know that special creature and to get used to all those new care rituals. For how Excuse you a diaper really …? Fortunately, you are not alone and you are assisted by a maternity nurse for the first eight days .
Hello mega maternity care. You never expected it, but you really need it. The loosened placenta has left a wound and it can take a while before it is completely healed. After the birth you also lose lochia , also known as maternity fluid. This can continue for up to 6 weeks after the birth.
If you are attached after the birth, it feels pretty bad underneath. Going to the toilet is currently no fun. Do not worry. It needs some time, but in a few weeks you too can go to the toilet mindless again.
Doing with your 0 week old baby
The first week with your baby is mainly about getting used to each other. From this week on, skin-to-skin contact is important for good adhesion and a good bond between you and your little one. Cuddle together a lot, admire each other and enjoy this special situation.