Regardless of the place where the birth of the child took
place, the mother needs special attention for the next two weeks. Here are some
tips that would help the mother remain healthy mentally and physically and
enjoy motherhood at the same time.
Tips to Take Postnatal Care
Here are some tips for postnatal
Regular checkups after childbirth is also very important and you should not
miss even one of them at any cost. These checkups usually include checking blood
pressure, temperature and the doctor will examine your stitches and cuts. Just
keep in mind that your body is weak at present and so any kind of pain or
discomfort should be immediately reported to the doctor. If it was a cesarean
childbirth, you have to be extra careful.
Diet and Exercise:
Special care should be taken to have a good and nutritious diet. After a
specific period of time the doctor would advise you of some light exercise
that you should follow. If you want to start something new, it is always better
to consult your doctor. Mothers
should not keep themselves confined to bed. They should move about according to
the instructions of the doctor.
should be encouraged. It has manifold benefits and in addition to giving all
the nutrients and vital elements to the child, it helps strengthen the bonding
between the mother and the child. Proper hygiene should be maintained and the
new mother should be taught the hygienic techniques properly.
Problems that a New
Mother can Encounter
New mothers can face the following postnatal problems.
related to feeding the child
or inadequate feeding for the infant
- Pain or
infection in stitches or scars, in case of cesarean
of urine and stools
of urine infections
Although these problems do not sound good, most of them are
Postnatal Care Tips for
If you have undergone cesarean you should follow the
following postnatal care tips.
care of your stitches any time you move or hold your baby. Whenever you
hold your baby or feed him, take extra care of your stitches and see that
there is no kind of pressure on it.
there is problem with the stitches, ask for someone’s help in moving
around and holding your baby while feeding him.
your intake of fluid. There has been loss of blood during childbirth and
you need to take care of the diet and fluid intake so that it can be
recovered. Most often the mother is asked to take in fluid for the first
one or two days or is given intravenous fluid as well.
cleanliness and hygiene and monitor the naval area and your stitches.
Watch out and report if there is any kind of infection.
Just keep in mind that after the child birth, it is very
important to take care of yourself along with paying attention to the needs and
requirements of the newborn. Diet, sleep and proper rest along with right
feeding will keep you and your baby healthy and relaxed.