After years of suffering, castor oil packs opened my eyes to how gut health goes beyond just the gut and that sometimes our bodies need a total reset and that’s ok!
Labour typically slows down the digestive system, especially if you had an epidural and it can take a few days to get back on track. Other things that can influence the digestive system in the early weeks postpartum are pain medications, iron supplementation and fear of pooping.
Later is when you start to feel the physical effects of jet lag and travel. Constipation and bowel changes are super common, digestion in general is off, your appetite may increase or decrease, restless nights predominant and insomnia is a theme.