There are so many things not talked about before giving birth and discussing your first bowel motion after a vaginal birth, is one of them. When 'down there' is raw, sore and swollen, for some women, the thought of 'going number two's' can be terrifying. With a little help from nature, you can make things so much more comfortable.
In the first couple of days after giving birth, drink lots of water and try eating kiwifruit and high fibre foods such as leafy green vegetables. Apples, citrus fruits, lentils, beans, wholegrains and dried fruit are also good options to have on hand. You may need to bring these to hospital with you.
For many women Kiwi Crush is a god-send and is a 'hospital-bag must-have'.
Health food stores and pharmacies also generally stock good quality natural laxatives.
The key is to be prepared with what you need to help make things a little more comfortable.