After delivery, a mother needs to take good care of herself to rebuild her strength. You will need plenty of rest, good nutrition, and help during the first few weeks.
As mothers, we often juggle multiple responsibilities at once, learning how to balance family life, work/career, caring for a home and more. Sadly, a mother's self-care often is pushed to the back-burner, and this can result in detrimental health consequences over the long-term.
Especially after having a baby, prioritizing self-care is critical to one's physical recovery and emotional well-being. We are better equipped to care for our babies and manage the mental stress we encounter when make the necessary time for postpartum physical care. Attempting to "jump back" into your regular routines prematurely after delivery can make recovery even more difficult. You just pushed a baby out of your body! That means NOW is the time for rest and recovery; not pushing around that vacuum and scrubbing the house.
The postpartum period begins after the delivery of the baby and ends when the mother's body has nearly returned to its pre-pregnant state. This period usually lasts six to eight weeks and involves the mother progressing through many changes, both emotionally and physically. These changes occur all while learning how to deal with all the adjustments required with becoming a new mother. The postpartum period also involves the parents learning how to care for their newborn and learning how to function as a changed family unit.
Learning to care for yourself will be challenging once you become a mother, which is why we are here to support you. Let us guide you through the basic ways you can help care for yourself and your body as you recover from childbirth and adapt to nurturing your body, mind and spirit as a new mama.