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Pregnancy is a beautiful journey. As a person, it shifts your focus and priority to the tiny soul growing inside you. And after delivery, as a new mommy, you want to do best for your little one. Taking care of your baby gives you tremendous joy. But have you ever wondered that while taking care of your little one, you have forgotten yourself?
The arrival of a new member in the family is overwhelming but in order to take care of the baby, you need to take care of your physical and mental health. Remember, if you are fit, your little one will be fit too.
So, here are some tips which helped in my speedy recovery after pregnancy.
How I Took Care of Myself After Delivery:
- Take Rest: Remember, childbirth is a strenuous process which involves hours of labour pain. So, it’s crucial for you to get plenty of rest. It is the best way to cope with tiredness and fatigue. To make sure you get enough rest, sleep when your baby sleeps.
- Eat Healthy: Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is vital for quick recovery. Include lots of fresh veggies and fruits in your diet. You should also increase your intake of whole grains, proteins and dairy. It’s better to avoid alcohol and caffeine for the time being.
- Exercise: During your first visit to your healthcare provider, ask about when it’s okay to exercise. Start with short walks. This will increase your energy level. Remember, you should avoid any strenuous activity for at least 6-8 weeks.
- Take Your Vitamins: You should continue taking your prenatal vitamins every day, as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
- Ask For Help: Don’t hesitate to seek help from your family and friends. Remember your body needs to heal. Involve your family and friends in preparing meals or taking care of the baby for some time. Additionally, you can hire household help.
- Pamper Yourself: Get a relaxing head or body massage. Believe me, this will help you relieve stress and relax your body and mind.
- Keep Yourself Hydrated: Drink at least 8 glasses of fluid each day. You can have milk, juices or even water.
- Keep Smiling: Adjusting to this new life is quite challenging. Although the good news is that you’ll eventually get used to it, but to cope with this transition, you need to keep on smiling and let the positive vibes come in.
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