Although modern medicine has made childbirth relatively easier, bringing a tiny human to this world can still be quite a challenge.
Plus, there are the difficulties of postpartum recovery too. Some women need a year to feel like their old selves. Some even go through postpartum depression because of all the changes and challenges that come with raising a child.
With all the new responsibilities, new mothers need tend to forget themselves but it’s important to set aside time for on self-care too.
The house is messy? The dirty dishes are piling up? You haven’t done the laundry in a week? Don’t let these mounting chores stress you out. Aside from taking care of the baby, your only other focus should be taking care of yourself. Don’t drain your energy by trying to do everything. Sleep when the baby is sleeping because there might be no other time to get your sleep. It is important to get enough rest in order to recover faster.
Being a new mom can seem like a scary time because there are so many things to learn. Don’t get pressured by everything you read on social media or by the pieces of advice from well-meaning friends. You are wiser and stronger than you think. Yes, you can read books and listen to other people’s stories, but in the end, it all boils down to what you think is right. As the mother, you get to have the final say - don’t worry too much, you’ve got this!
Don’t be shy to tell friends and family that you can’t see them yet. Ask them to wait a few weeks before coming to visit. Use this time to focus on bonding with your baby and learning the ropes of motherhood.
Indeed, it takes a village to raise a child so you need all the help you can get in order to get the job done. When someone offers to clean the house or to bring you cooked meals, do not hesitate to accept the offer. Husbands and partners should try to give new moms at least an hour of uninterrupted time everyday.
Do not forget to ignore your needs. You need to get proper nutrition in order to recover faster. Resist the temptation to eat junk food and unhealthy meals. To ensure that you meet your daily nutritional requirements, you might want to try making green smoothies packed with fruits and veggies.
A Sitz Bath Can Help You Heal Faster After Giving Birth
A sitz bath is an easy and affordable way to help you relax and heal faster. All you need is a small tub that fits your toilet. Fill it up with warm water and sit on it for ten minutes up to three times a day.
To make your sitz bath even more beneficial, you can add Better Bath Better Body’s Sitz Bath Salt, made from all-natural ingredient. This unique blend is enhanced with Juniper and Niaouli Essential Oils that help promote healing. It’s also a great remedy if you got hemorrhoids because of the pregnancy. Depending on your needs, you can add 1/8 to 1/4 cup of Epsom salt to your regular sitz bath. You can also use it on your regular bathtub.
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