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Mother Care Tips:

New mothers must take special care of their bodies after giving birth and while breastfeeding. This page is dedicated for mothers, please go through important information and tips given to take care of yourself.

Take Rest

The first few days at home after having your baby are a time for rest and recuperation, physically and emotionally. You need to focus your energy on yourself and on getting to know your new baby. Even though you may be very excited and have requests for lots of visits from family and friends, try to get as much rest as possible. Try to lie down or nap while the baby naps. Don't try to do too much around the house. Allow others to help you and don't be afraid to ask for help with cleaning, laundry, meals, or with caring for the baby.

Changes in your Body:

After the birth of your baby your doctor will talk with you about things you will experience as your body starts to recover.

Possible Changes in your Body:

  • Spotting or bleeding, like a menstrual period off and on for up to six weeks.

  • May have swelling in your legs and feet. Reduce swelling by keeping your feet elevated when possible.

  • Constipation. Drink plenty of water and eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Menstrual like cramping is common, especially if you are breastfeeding. Your breast milk will come in within three to six days after your delivery. Even if you are not breastfeeding.

Recommendation: Abstain from sexual intercourse for four to six weeks after birth. Before resuming sexual intercourse, talk with your doctor about your plan for birth control since you can become pregnant again.

Changes in Weight and Shape of Your Body:

Both pregnancy and labor can affect a woman's body. If you are trying to lose some additional pregnancy weight, make sure you do it in a healthy way and consult your doctor before you start any type of diet or exercise plan. If you want to diet and are breastfeeding, it is best to wait until your baby is at least two months old. Do not lose too much weight quickly. This can be harmful to the baby because environmental toxins that are stored in your body fat can be released into your breast milk. Losing about one pound per week has been safe and will not affect your milk supply or the baby's growth.

Feeling Sad and Depressed:

You may feel sad or depressed. This is normal following childbirth. Fifty to 75 percent of new mothers feel a little sad or depressed after giving birth. Your hormone changes, anxiety about caring for the baby, and lack of sleep all affect your emotions. Be patient with yourself. These feelings are normal and should get better over time. Be aware of your feelings and talk with your family, friends, and your doctor. If you are extremely sad or are unable to care for yourself or your baby, Consult Doctor. It may be a serious condition called postpartum depression. This condition can be successfully treated with medicine and/or therapy.

Symptoms of postpartum depression :

  • Restless or irritable

  • Sad, depressed or crying a lot

  • Difficulty in focusing, remembering, or making decisions

  • Feeling worthless and guilty

  • Having no interest or getting no pleasure from activities like sex and socializing

  • No energy

  • Headaches, chest pains, numbness, or hyperventilation

  • Sleepless, being very tired, or both

  • Overeating and weight gain

 

 

 

 

 
 
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