In previous posts we have discussed many do’s and don’ts during your pregnancy. This time we are going to discuss post pregnancy, or the postpartum period, and how to care for yourself so you will be able to care for your new baby.
Post pregnancy, or the postpartum period, begins after the delivery of the baby and usually ends in six to eight weeks. Now that your baby is here, your body is changing…again. The postpartum period involves many changes, both emotionally and physically, on top of learning how to deal with all the changes and adjustments required with becoming a new mother. Emotionally you will experience a wide range of emotions like stress or possibly postpartum depression. Physically you will experience perineum soreness, afterbirth pains, cesarean section pains (if you had a c-section), breast engorgement, and many other changes that we will discuss in a future blog. A mother needs to take good care of herself in order to take care of her new baby. In order to rebuild your strength, you will need plenty of rest, good nutrition, and help during the first few weeks.