Originally Posted by Kreeblim
Considering the blood loss, waiting might not have been bad advice. I had pretty massive blood loss last time and always felt great while sitting which led to some near accidents when I tried to do too much.
Yup! I've had three PPH's, two hospital births (one with an OB, one with a midwife), one independent birth center. All three times I was told NOT to shower for at least a day and when I did, dh HAD to be there with me all the time, without the baby, in case I fainted.
My last birth was just 6 days ago and while I only lost 600mls (500mls is a PPH, my last birth I lost 2 liters so this really was minor for me) they still wanted to be notified while I was in the hospital if I wanted to shower.
Hot water, steam and blood loss do not mix.
That said, if you don't bleed this time, they probably won't care when you shower! Good luck!