Caring For Postpartum Body

In this article you will learn about:

Postpartum care

Resting, recharge and eating healthy

When you finally hold your little one in your arms, all the exhaustion of childbirth fades away and is replaced by sheer bliss. But what happens when the baby blues set in and reality starts to sink in? In the weeks and months after giving birth, it's important to focus on taking care of yourself both physically and emotionally.

What Is Postpartum Care?

Postpartum care is the period after giving birth, when a woman's body is recovering. This can last for up to six weeks. 

Rest & Recharge: It can be hard to know how to rest and recharge postpartum. But it's important to carve out time for yourself, even if it's just a few minutes each day.

Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • Get plenty of rest. This may mean taking naps during the day, sleeping in as long as you can each morning, or finding time to grab a full night's sleep. 

  • Eat healthy foods. Try to include plenty of protein, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains in your diet.

  • Take breaks when needed. When you feel overwhelmed or stressed, take a few minutes to yourself to relax and recharge.

  • Connect with other mothers. Spending time with other mothers can help you feel supported and connected.

Physical Changes and Solutions

This is a time of physical changes for your body and it's important to take things slowly. Make sure you practise good hygiene and take time to care for your postpartum body. To help ease the discomfort you may be feeling, consider taking warm baths or using ice packs on sore areas. 

Cold compresses can be especially helpful if you're dealing with swelling in the perineum. You can also find an article on Perineal Care on our app. You can also try gentle stretches to keep the pelvic muscles limber and use a warm compress on your stomach to reduce the pain of contractions.

Thus, after giving birth, it’s crucial to get the proper rest, eat a balanced diet, and take care of yourself emotionally. You may experience a range of physical and emotional changes in the weeks and months following childbirth, but with a little self-care, you can ease back into your regular routine.


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