DD was born May 7th and I lost about betwn 1200-1500 ml of blood afterwards. It was managed well and I was asymptomatic, amazingly - I was upon my feet, albeit slowly and went to the washroom about 90 minutes afterwards. We were home from the hospital about 4 hours after the birth (granted, my MWs would normally have kept me in overnight, but were ok with me going ghome in the care of my mom and sister, both of whom are midwives themselves). I was flat on my back for about 48 hours and then was able to start moving around a bit more.
Right now I feel somewhat 'normal' around the house, but a trip to the grocery store takes everything out of me! I'm taking 100 mg of elemental iron and eating and drinking lots and eating healthy. I know I'm doing well for the amount of blood I lost, but I'm starting to get bored and restless being tied to the house! My sweet DD is a perfect, quiet, laid-back baby and my 3-year-old would love to get out and do some things! DH has been off work and goes back on Friday.
I'm wondering if anyone has some insight into when I'll feel normal again, or at least a slower version of normal? Is there anything else I can do to speed up the recovery? I'm resting as much as I can tolerate - 1-2 naps a day and early to bed. Thankfully DD is not a fusser and wakes to nurse every 2-3 hours and then right back to sleep, so that helps.