Things you need to do Post-Child Birth
Be careful, new mom! You are being over-occupied Post-Delivery. You have just delivered, and your family is busy looking up to you, you are busy looking up to your child, and everything else is just a mess.
You might be worried about the laundry, calling your friends and giving them the good news, the arrangements that you have to make at your home for new members; but hold on a breadth.
Are you ready to pile up so much work on yourself?
Are you ready to just get a smiley face in front of visitors?
Is your body ready to move the way it used to?
If your answer is ‘ No ‘, then continue the journey with us, we shall tell you what all things to need to take care of after postpartum. These precautions or care can help you relieve some pain – both physically and emotionally.
Your entire focus is diverted by your child after the delivery – taking care, feeding, and changing clothes, playing, pampering, and many more. This can be quite overwhelming in the first month, as your life changes from north to south.
But, is there any focus on yourself?
Baby wants you to be fit and healthy the way you are keeping your child. Isn’t it?
- Delivery of a baby is a very hard task, and your sleep might be disturbed from the labor till you reach home. So take a rest whenever possible. The first few weeks are important for your recovery and internal healing. So, it’s essential to take proper rest, every day. Recommended, sleep when your baby sleeps.
- As you are breastfeeding, and still getting adjusted to your new role as a Mother, limit the visitors. Take your time, so that your baby isn’t disturbed much, nor will you be in case of a heavy schedule of visitors.
Don’t do anything heavier than your baby. If you have had a cesarean section, it might tear the stitches; and if you have had a normal vaginal delivery, it might put a lot of pressure on the vagina which is already sore. So be cautious.
Stop burdening yourself with all the household work. Ask for help, from your parents, family, and friends. They can keep a look over that. They can help you with laundry, cooking, babysitting when you need to have a bath, or picking up anything that you need from the market.
Keep washing your hands more frequently, especially before feeding the infant. This is because your child might be sensitive to some environmental factors like bacteria, so be careful.
Don’t climb many stairs in the initial months of delivery. This may cause damage to the vagina, which is exerted during climbing.
- Get used to a messy home. Perfectionist is not a word now, and try not to be. When you are focused on your child, so do that, your child needs you the most. Visitors are there to see your child and not the house, so it can be understandable.
Take a walk outside the house to get some fresh air, while your little one is sleeping, or with any family member. Have a good stretch, and safely begin an exercise program that will help you heal properly.
- Have a plate full of proteins, minerals, milk, and other essential nutrients. Drink lots of water, juices, and milk.
Emotional health is as important as mental health. First two weeks you might feel baby blues. But if this continues, do consult a professional who might help you. If you feel anxious or have problems sleeping, visit your doctor before it turns to post-partum depression.
Besides these, there are a lot more changes happening within your body. You also need to take care of that.
- Vaginal healing: Soon after delivery, you might start with heavy periods which is due to the uterus sloughing its lining causing vaginal discharge. This may last for some weeks and gradually decrease to light discharge. During periods, do not opt for tampons, use only sanitary pads.
Perineal care: You need to take care of the stitches or area around the vagina which may feel bruised and swollen.
- Clean the area with warm water and soap while having a bath.
- Use a hot water bottle to lower the pain while urinating.
- Opt for Kegel exercises to speed up the healing process.
Breastfeeding discomfort: Your baby might not be able to latch milk from the breasts, which may be because of your discomfort. So try changing positions or consult a breastfeeding expert.
- Urination issues: Due to improper bowel movements, you might feel urinating every time. Also, you might constipate for a few days. Have adequate fibers on your plate, with lots of liquids to prevent further constipation.
- Weight loss: You might want to reduce the gained weight during pregnancy, but wait. Don’t get too fast on it. Choose a slow process. Your baby is feeding on you, so be careful while making any decision.
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