Do You Have Post Partum Night Sweats?
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“Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I don’t know what I would have done without my Dry Babe nightgown. It was so roomy and comfortable – perfect for breastfeeding. Even better, the nightgown did absorb my nightsweats and I was able to sleep as much as my baby’s schedule would allow :). oh, and the Dry Babe robe with the short sleeves was perfect for late night one eye closed diaper changing – the sleeves didn’t get in the way of the diaper!” – Dawn M. Charlotte, NC
Why Am I Having Night Sweats Post Partum?
While the jury is still out on why exactly many women find themselves having night sweats postpartum, the fact remains is that it is a very normal occurrence. During pregnancy, women tend to retain a lot of extra fluid in their bodies. Many physicians believe that the sudden drop of estrogen levels postpartum triggers the body to begin releasing excess water. While some of this water is released during the day resulting in excess sweating, most moisture is released at night in the form of night sweats.
How Long Will Postpartum Night Sweats Last?
Most women report that their postpartum night sweats only last 2 – 4 weeks after giving birth although night sweats tend to last longer in moms who are breastfeeding. So while it can be extremely uncomfortable especially at a time when you need to be concentrating on the new baby, the good news is that it most likely will not last a long time. However, if your postpartum night sweats last more than 4 weeks and are at any point in time accompanied by a fever, call your physician.
How Can I Find Relief From Postpartum Night Sweats?
There are a few things you can do to find some relief from postpartum night sweats. Keep your body adequately hydrated. Dieters know that the more water they put into their bodies, the more water gets flushed out. This principle also works with postpartum water retention. The quicker you lose the excess water from your body, the sooner the postpartum night sweats will stop.
There are also steps you can take to make yourself feel more comfortable during this period of time. Wear garments made of cotton as opposed to polyester and other man-made fibers. Studies have shown that cotton clothing keeps our bodies cooler while polyester and other main-made fibers trap heat. Along with this, absorbent sleepwear, like Dry Babe Absorbent Sleepwear for “Hot” Mamas, will lift the night sweat moisture directly from your skin, while the high content cotton blend fabric keeps you cool and dry. Try things that will keep your body internally cool like taking a cool shower before bed and keep a glass of cold water by your bedside.
The thing to remember about postpartum night sweats is that it is a natural process that will not last forever. Just know that postpartum night sweats is your body’s way of flushing out all the water you retained to help bring your baby safely into this world.