Congratulations on the new baby, mom!
As you probably know by now, pregnancy, labor and delivery take a toll on your body. Because of what your body just went through, it is completely understandable if you feel exhausted most of the time. Even if you are now responsible for taking care of another human being, you should not forget your own needs. Don’t ignore what your body is telling you - after all, you also need time to heal.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and you don’t know where to start with taking care of yourself, here are a few tips that might help:
Eating properly and getting enough rest are definitely necessary if you want to heal and feel better. This might seem very basic, but a lot of new moms forget to eat and sleep well because they are so focused on taking care of the new baby. It is best to sleep when the baby sleeps. It might also help to pre-pack healthy meals, snacks and smoothies so that you won’t feel tempted to eat junk food when you get hungry.
Maxi pads, mesh undies and ice packs are only some of the things you’ll need to make your life a little bit better. Make sure you have enough of these prepared, so you don’t have to bleeding, overflow and discomfort. When you shop for your baby’s stuff, make sure to get the items you need too. Make a checklist of all the things you need and double check your stock when your due date is near.
The last thing you need right now is to strain in the bathroom and get more hemorrhoids. It is important to do what you can to make sure that your bowels are working as they should. You can avoid major problems by eating properly and drinking lots of fluid. Make sure to include lots of fiber in your diet. If necessary, take something that will help soften your stool.
You have to understand that your body is different from how it was before you got pregnant, so you can’t just do all the things you once did. Consult your doctor before going back to the gym or before you do any strenuous activities. During this time, it is very important to listen to your body. Do not force yourself to do anything if you think that you are not ready yet.
Even if a woman’s body is fully-equipped to carry and deliver another human being, it doesn’t mean that there won’t be side effects. Some parts will hurt and you need to do what you can to promote faster and better healing.
A sitz bath can help soothe itching, swelling and burning sensations. It can help promote faster healing as well. All you need is a small tub that fits your toilet and warm water. You can just sit on the tub for ten minutes daily in order to feel the difference.
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