Labor and birth are very physical. Both push your body to the edge and back again. Because of strain, exhaustion,...
Labor and birth are very physical. Both push your body to the edge and back again. Because of strain, exhaustion, and overall physical activity, your eyes may suffer. Some women come out of the birth process with sore, bloodshot, or even black eyes. If you had an especially hard or long labor, you're more likely to experience one or more of the above eye issue. What to do:  Because you don't want to be running around after giving birth, a good tool to have at home is an ice pack. Actually get a bunch; ice packs are great for all sorts of post pregnancy aches and pains. You can apply an ice pack wrapped in a damp washcloth to your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes several times a day. This will help relieve soreness and discoloration such as caused by a black eye. You can also use basic eye drops to relive bloodshot eyes. Overall, what helps best is sleep! Get plenty of rest after your baby arrives. Not a perfectly easy task, but you'll look and feel better if you try.

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