Leviticus Chapter 12 Star Chart: Clockwise from when "a (Pollux) woman have (red radius) conceived (lunar white semen) seed, and born a (Castor) man child" (12:2) till "then she shall be unclean seven days (7 x 360°); according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean." (12:2) is 2,520° or 7 days. "And in the eighth day (300°) the flesh of his (lunar white) foreskin shall be (red radius) (Perseus) circumcised" (12:3). "And she (Pollux) shall then continue in the (red radius) blood of her purifying three and thirty days (33 x 360°); she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the (red radius tent) sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled" (12:4) is 11,880° or 33 days more, making 40 days total.
“When will I be back to normal after giving birth?” is a common question for pregnant women. The traditional answer is “at around the SIX-WEEK checkup.” But Janis M Miller’s research team, at the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, proves that it isn't true for everyone. Their study of 68 women shows in glorious MRI detail the trauma that babies can inflict on a woman’s pelvic floor. The women, who had MRIs at seven weeks and again at eight months after delivery, were in a high-risk category having pushed for longer than was ideal or having needed forceps. But Miller was still surprised by the amount of damage done to the crucial levator ani muscle, which acts as a sling to support the vagina, bladder and bowel in the pelvis. Just over 40% had levator ani tears on the MRI scan – and in seven the muscle had come away from the pubic bone. A quarter of the women had fractures of their pubic bone. Normally, these women would not have had an MRI scan, and their injuries would have remained invisible. Miller says she isn’t advocating MRI scans for all new mothers, just acknowledging that standard recovery period – SIX WEEKS – won’t be true for everyone. Indeed, Miller found pubic bone fractures in some women had not healed by seven months. Women who, after THREE MONTHS still have pain in their pelvis, can’t contract their pelvic muscle (Kegel exercises) and find sex hurts them should see their doctor. “The levator ani muscle has to stretch three times its normal length in childbirth,” says Miller. “Our data shows a wide range of time for women to complete their healing after a very strenuous birth. Women are not given permission to have more time to recover after childbirth.” (theguardian.com "How Long After Giving Birth Will It Take Me To Recover?" by Dr. Louisa Dillner)
We would like to add that "THREE MONTHS", or 84 days, is equivalent to the biblical 80-day period after giving birth to a baby girl (12:5) whose hip bone would be wider than a baby boy and therefore harder for the mother to deliver through the birth canal.
How Long Does It Take
For A Woman To Recover From Childbirth?
12:1 And the (Shekinah) Lord spake unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the (Gemini) children of Israel, saying, If a (Pollux) woman have (red radius) conceived (lunar white) seed, and born a (Castor) man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his (lunar white) foreskin shall be (red radius) (Perseus) circumcised.
4 And she shall then continue in the (red radius) blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
5 But if she bear a (Castor) maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the (red radius) blood of her purifying threescore and six days.
6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a (Castor) son, or for a (Castor) daughter, she shall bring a (Aries) lamb of the first year for a (solar) burnt offering, and a young (lunar white) pigeon, or a (lunar white) turtledove, for a (solar) sin offering, unto the (red radius) door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the (Hercules) priest:
7 Who shall offer it before the (Shekinah) Lord, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her (red radius) blood. This is the law for her (Pollux) that hath born a (Castor) male or a (Castor) female.
8 And if she be not able to bring a (Aries) lamb, then she shall bring two (lunar white) turtle (dove)s, or two (lunar white) young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.
It Takes At Least 6 Weeks to Recover From Childbirth
Physical changes in a woman's body after childbirth may include sore muscles and bleeding. Contractions called afterpains shrink the uterus for several days after childbirth. Shrinking of the uterus to its pre-pregnancy size may take 6 to 8 WEEKS. Sore muscles (especially in the arms, neck, or jaw) are common after childbirth. This is because of the hard work of labor. The soreness should go away in a few days. Bleeding and vaginal discharge (lochia) may last for 2 to 4 weeks and can come and go for about 2 MONTHS. Vaginal soreness, including pain, discomfort, and numbness, is common after vaginal birth. Soreness may be worse if you had a perineal tear or episiotomy. If you had a cesarean (C-section), you may have pain in your lower belly for 1 to 2 weeks. Breast engorgement is common between the third and fourth days after delivery, when the breasts begin to fill with milk. This can cause discomfort and swelling. Placing ice packs on your breasts, taking a hot shower, or using warm compresses may relieve the discomfort. (webmd.com "Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth-- Recovery At Home)
Postdelivery recuperation is the postpartum period. SIX WEEKS for recovery is just an estimate. It takes SIX WEEKS to bounce back from a vaginal delivery, but you may in fact need more time to heal from bruising, swelling, episiotomy stitches, and sore muscles, according to Isa Herrera, women's health specialist and the clinical director of Renew Physical Therapy, in New York City. (Soaking in a shallow tub filled with warm water, called a sitz bath, can help minimize the discomfort.) If you've had a cesarean section, you'll need to give yourself at least 12 weeks to recover from the abdominal surgery.
No matter how your baby arrives, you may have mild cramping as your uterus slowly contracts back to its usual size, shape, and position. You may lose some hair, develop acne, feel teary, and have night sweats until your hormones return to normal. While you and your baby are learning to breastfeed, you may temporarily experience sore nipples and engorgement (a condition in which your breasts are tender and swollen with milk). The frequent bathroom breaks won't be over yet.
You might feel like you're peeing as often as you did while you were expecting. Pregnancy causes swelling in your body and an increase in your blood volume, and all of that excess fluid has to be eliminated, explains Myra Wick, M.D., a specialist in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic and co-medical editor of the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. If you've had a vaginal delivery, you may have trouble feeling the urge to go because stretching during childbirth can cause mild temporary damage to nerves of the bladder. Try to urinate frequently, even when you don't feel like you have to. You may also leak a little bit of urine when you cough or laugh. This condition (known as stress incontinence) is common during pregnancy and after childbirth because both can weaken your bladder muscles. Practicing Kegel exercises, in which you squeeze and release your pelvic-floor muscles, can help improve your symptoms. Wearing a pantyliner will keep your underpants dry. Whether you have a vaginal delivery or a C-section, you'll have vaginal bleeding (called lochia) that's heavier than a typical period because you'll be bleeding from the site where the placenta was attached, as well as shedding the thick layer of uterine lining that cushioned your baby. Stock up on as many pairs of the hospital's free undies as you can. They'll keep your own panties from getting ruined, and they're made of a stretchable, spongy mesh fabric that's good for holding maxi pads (avoid tampons until you've healed completely). Additionally, they're waistband-free, unlike most regular underpants, so they won't irritate your C-section incision, if you have one. Once you run out of the hospital underwear, high-waisted panties from the drugstore are an inexpensive substitute. "After two weeks, you shouldn't have any more heavy red bleeding," says Coralie Macqueen, a certified nurse-midwife in private practice in New York City. "By SIX WEEKS, all of the bleeding should stop." Take it slow, even if you feel better fast. Ease into your new routine with help from family and friends. You'll be sore right after the birth, and you'll appreciate having someone else do the laundry and help prepare meals for a week or two. Limit trips up and down the stairs, avoid long walks, and wait to do rigorous exercise until you've gotten the okay from your doctor. "You need sufficient rest for the muscles and ligaments that hold your uterus in place to regain their strength," says Macqueen. (parents.com: September 2012 issue of Parents magazine. "Healing Hints: What Postpartum recovery Is Really Like" By Lauren Frey Daisley).
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