Uterine Care

After giving birth, your uterus is about the size of a large grapefruit and is located in the navel area. It moves around freely because the round ligaments that hold it have stretched and must shorten and return to their former length. This may result in backache or a stretching, pulling discomfort in the groin area. Within the first few days after birth, locate and massage your uterus several times a day until it feels quite firm. Each day, you will notice it is farther down in the pelvis. You should not be able to feel it by the end of the first week.