How to take care of yourself after birth
Are you a new mother and have no idea of how to take care of yourself? If yes, you have a good reason to continue reading this post.
Note that the postpartum period begins immediately after the baby has been delivered and ends when the mother regains her pre-pregnant state. The period may last between six to eight weeks.
During this period the mother goes through many changes hence may need to make a number of adjustments. The new mother must also learn how to take care of the new baby. In addition, she must learn how to take care of herself to help rebuild her strength. The mother requires a balanced diet to help recover during the first few weeks.
The new mother must be relieved from all her responsibilities and concentrate on feeding the baby. She is not obligated to attend to, and entertain visitors.
She should spare a few minutes every day to walk around and do some exercises each day to do postpartum exercises. The health care provider should give direction on this.
The mother undergoes many body changes during pregnancy. She needs to recover and heal herself from child birth and pregnancy. Also, the mother must maintain a healthy diet so that she can recover and heal fast. It is recommended that the mother should eat meals from all the recommended groups. Ensure that the diet incorporates grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, protein and oils. Nuts contain essential oils, and must be included in the diet. However, the solid animal fats should be avoided.
The mother should not strive to lose weight rapidly because this can be hazardous to her health as well as the health of the baby. If she really wants to lose the weight she gained during pregnancy,
- Dan Canfield