The episiotomy is an incision in the perineum, skin and muscle between the vagina and anus to enlarge the opening and allow the baby out more easily. Generally it does not generate healing complications, but may take a few weeks. A good tip to ease the discomfort is to apply ice to the area immediately after delivery.
The weight maintenance and not overdoing it during pregnancy is a goal that not all women get as standard practice is to raise some extra pounds. While this does not create a health problem if kept within healthy limits, once the baby is born the extra weight it can be uncomfortable for women.
The weeks following the birth of baby is chaos in all areas: first, the body is healing and recovering its shape, as you become accustomed to breastfeeding and sleep deprivation. And secondly, get home...