WeMoms
24 May 2022

Fatigue after childbirth: what causes it?

You have this dreamy picture in your head of coming home all fresh and happy with the baby, and an uninvited guest shows up and threatens it all: fatigue.

  • Yes, we are not always prepared for it, but fatigue after childbirth can be strongly felt.
  • Where does it come from?
  • Between the accumulated stress put on your body during pregnancy, the physical efforts required by childbirth (it is like running a marathon, after all!), bleeding, and hormones… fatigue is likely to occur.
  • Don't panic, it's perfectly normal for your batteries to be flat during the first few weeks after the birth of your baby!