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Right Postnatal Care

Right Postnatal Care

Have you just delivered a baby? It is very essential to take postnatal care the right way in order to make sure that the you are healthy and can take right care of newborn baby. Read on to find tips for taking right postnatal care right here.

The entire experience of being in labour gets exhausting physically as well as emotionally. While earlier you were the centre of everybody’s attention, now it is the little baby on whom everybody’s eyes are focused on. After delivery, you should try to get as much rest as you can, and once you have finished tending to your baby’s needs do not go back to unfinished household chores.

Also now after the birth of your baby you will be trying to get back into shape as your body has changed. In the list of postnatal care issues, the following are some of the vital things that require attention.

Eating a Healthy Diet

It is important for you to get fit and in shape again to look after your baby. Your baby will need you now, and you must have the energy to look after him well. Let your meals comprise of a balanced diet. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and consume fatty and sugary foods sparingly. For milk and dairy products, try to opt for low fat versions but if you are underweight, then choose any type of milk. For proteins, it is best to opt for eggs, beans and lentils. Fresh water fishes are also an excellent source of protein, so try to include them in your diet.

Your Weight and Shape

Going through nine months of pregnancy would have altered your body in many ways. New mothers will naturally lose weight within a few days of childbirth as the excess water which you accumulated during pregnancy is flushed out. However, if you do not lose it then do not start trying to lose weight immediately after the pregnancy. It will slowly take time for you to get back in shape. Working out too soon, may cause damage to your health. It is advisable to wait at least 6 weeks before you start trying to work out.

After pregnancy, it is common for women to find difficulty in controlling the bladder. For dealing with this, try starting with some pelvic floor muscle exercises. Doing these pelvic exercises daily is essential as it will help you in increasing your control on your bladder. 

Hormonal Changes

Childbirth triggers change in hormone levels. While hormonal change affects some, it does not bother some others. Generally after five days or so, you will start feeling the effects of hormonal changes.  You might feel irritable, depressed and feel like crying for no apparent reason.

There are many other symptoms of hormonal imbalance like difficulty sleeping, feeling tense, feeling lethargic and tired and many more symptoms. These hormonal effects usually subside within a short span of time. However, if it bothers you, then your doctor is the best person to consult who will advise you.

Being Realistic

If you have never had a baby before and this is your first baby, then you will be experiencing a whole new life. Earlier, you could do anything you wanted to do, whenever you wanted. However now, the baby’s demands will consume most of your time. The infant might demand your presence at any time, however inconvenient the time may be.

Your goals and priorities will have to change, and you must realise that you cannot expect it to be like before. There will be changes to your routine which you will have to accept. Do not get frustrated otherwise it will get very difficult for you. You will need to compromise on many things, adjust to a new routine and set goals keeping the baby as a priority.

A New Chapter in Your Life Begins

There are a wide range of health issues which you encounter during pregnancy, which will all have to normalise after delivery. Take good postnatal care and you will find that you are returning back to normal life soon. Your baby will give you tremendous emotional satisfaction, but do not neglect your body.

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Akanksha.7 years ago
Good information. Must read for all new moms so that they get the right postnatal care.
Frieda.7 years ago
Healthy diet is the most important part of postnatal care regimen. a healthy diet promotes quick recovery
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Funky Mom.7 years ago
Right postnatal care tips for super mom. Great!
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