Plastic Surgeon Reveals Why She Didn’t Shower For A Month After Giving Birth.
The amount of times people shower per day varies, but it's safe to say that most people will shower at least once a day. Now, if you ask any doctor, they'll tell you that hygiene is very important. You would certainly think that washing after a grueling exercise would be a wise idea. But what about washing after giving birth? Before you say yes, you should know that one doctor named Terry Loong thought differently after she gave birth to her first child. Not only did she not shower immediately after, but she waited an entire month before doing so, and this was the reasoning behind her decision.
Terry Loong is a doctor, and like most doctors, she knows her body and what it needs like no one else.
So, when she gave birth to her first baby, the 40-year-old mom decided that her body needed some time to heal itself after the ordeal. In order to do that, she opted not to wash for her first month as a mother.
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Loong is an award-winning plastic surgeon and has made it her mission to make people look and feel better.
But when it came time to having her first child in April 2016, the doctor from London, England, decided that she would focus all of her attention on herself, and her baby boy, Matthew, which she certainly needed after the birthing process.
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Loong still remembers what she was busy doing the moment before she started having labor pains.
She was 37 weeks along, so she wasn't worried. She was even busy talking to a patient on Skype. But then, she started experiencing contractions. So, she got in an Uber taxi and headed to St. George's Hospital in South West London.
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She had originally planned to have a baby shower, but those plans had to be postponed in lieu of the baby being born.
She had called her friend, who had organized the baby shower and explained to her that she wouldn't be able to go to the event because she was giving birth. Just three hours after her first contraction, she had the baby.
Since this was Loong's first time giving birth, she felt as though she'd been hit by a truck.
Creating a new life, carrying it inside your body, and then delivering it into the world takes an incredible amount of energy. As a doctor, she recognized the fact that she was physically exhausted from the ordeal and needed plenty of time to recover.
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