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
everybodyâ€™s attention, now it is the little baby on whom everybodyâ€™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 babyâ€™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
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.
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.
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 babyâ€™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.
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.
A New Chapter in Your Life Begins