Right care is essential for having a speedy post
delivery recovery. Read on to find tips for the speedy recovery after delivery
When you are recovering from delivery,
the most vital point to keep in mind is ample rest. Your body has gone through
the rigours of pregnancy and childbirth and have naturally suffered a lot of
wear and tear. Not only your abdominal and vaginal muscles, your joints and
other muscles also require overcoming the stress or trauma of childbirth. So
make sure that you get the desired amount of rest. Stated below are some simple
tips that can help you in recovering from delivery with ease:
Your Physical Movements
It is important to maintain a certain
level of physical activity post delivery, as recommended by your doctor. This
can be done by taking a stroll on the garden or in your room itself. But
intermittently, spaced out with due amount of rest. You have to listen to your
body and not exert it at any point of time. You must not lift weight and avoid
using the stairs until you have healed completely.
This is perhaps the most vital aspect of
delivery care. Breastmilk not only
ensures the sustenance of the baby, it also helps your body to recover fast and
effectively. It helps in the development of bond between the mother and the
baby and is a great way to deal with the baby
blues or the post delivery depression
that women usually experience during this period. It is a natural dieting
process as the mother loses weight gradually and also recovers her energy and
stamina. Not to forget, breastfeeding effectively reduces the risk of breast
cancer in women.
and Nutritional Intake
During the post delivery period, it is very
important that you take good care on your overall diet. Your daily nutritional
requirements must be met and alongside, you must also ensure that baby is also
deriving adequate nutrition. This is ensured by maintaining the quality and
supply of breastmilk
as he is solely dependent on you for the fulfilment of his requirements.
You need to have a balanced
diet with good amounts of protein, fibres
and essential fats. Seek the advice of an expert nutritionist and your doctor
on a customised diet plan. This is to ensure that all your vitamin and mineral
requirements are identified and a proper supplement is decided upon. Avoid junk
food, caffeine, smoking and alcohol. Make sure that you keep yourself hydrated
with plenty of water and juices throughout the day. This will not only aid the
supply of breast-milk but also ease out constipation which is common during the
post delivery period.
Your body needs certain amount of time
to recuperate after you have delivered. Usually it should be 4-6 weeks before
you can start
having sex with your partner.
This allows the vaginal tissues to heal and the stitches to get dry and fully
cured. Otherwise, it might result in increased bleeding, cramps, re-opening of
the tissues and thereby pain and infection.
Finally, as you recover from delivery,
make sure that you always have help at hand. This is not only from the point of
view of regular physical activities, when you need a helping hand right from
your own laundry to taking care of the house to cleaning the diapers of the
baby. You also need to see that you seek counsel from appropriate sources when
you are feeling down and feel that there is something amiss in your motherhood.
This can allay possible depression post delivery.