Post-partum fluctuations in blood pressure
Immediately after giving birth, your blood pressure is often low because your blood vessels are wide open. This means that you are at greater risk of fainting if you stand up suddenly. If you had an epidural anaesthesia or serious blood loss, this may increase this risk further. So, when standing up for the first time after the delivery, be careful and accept support from others. High blood pressure may also be an issue. Limiting visitations, getting extra rest and good medical and obstetric follow-up care will all be necessary to help lower your blood pressure.