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Dealing with Postpartum and how to take care of oneself as a new mother

Dealing with Postpartum and how to take care of oneself as a new mother

Dealing with Postpartum and how to take care of oneself as a new mother

Women, especially soon-to-be mothers have been revered as one of the strongest individuals throughout different times and cultures. Although at their strongest, women at the end-stage of pregnancy and delivery will need support by both their inner circles of friends and family.

 

After delivery, mothers will experience the post-partum period which is the period where the body is adapting to the changes needed to care for a child. This begins after the delivery of your newborn and will conclude once the body has stabilized and regained its strength. This usually lasts around 6 to 8 weeks.

 

During the post-partum period, there is a myriad of things that needs to be taken care of including a mother’s rest, nutrition and the learning of how to take care of the newborn and on how to cope with the physical and emotional challenges that come with taking care of a new unique being.

 

Rest

New mothers require a long period for the body to adjust and heal. Therefore, lots of rest and recuperation is required to cope with the tiredness and fatigue stemming from taking care of your child.

 

One factor new mothers will need to adjust to the baby waking up every two to three hours to feed before sleeping. Therefore, mothers will need plenty of rest during the intermittent period when the child is asleep.

 

Resting is also an important factor in healing mothers. This includes shutting mothers off from various stressors such as work and family members if needed. Without good rest and constant recurring stressors, mothers may develop post-partum depression which takes a longer time to heal.

 

  • Normally, it is okay for new mothers to be overwhelmed by the additional responsibility of taking care of a human being. Mothers may also show signs of mild mood-swings from being over the clouds in one minute and despairing on minute details due to the changes in the hormonal balance of the body. However, if the condition persists, you will have to consult a doctor.

 

Mothers can also seek help from their inner circle to perform practical help such as running errands. At this stage, new mothers should never feel ashamed or hesitant to call for help at any possible time and people will always be willing to lend a helping hand to ease the burden of new mothers.

 

Nutrition

It is very important for mothers to eat a healthy diet for the overall healing process. This includes replacing the loss of calcium and protein from pregnancy. This not only helps the mother regain their strength but also for mothers who are breastfeeding to pass on the nutrients gained from consuming quality food to the child. Therefore, we highly recommend not consuming anything that not beneficial to both yours and your baby’s health.

 

Having enough fluid and a fiber diet is especially important as the body at this stage may sweat profusely and urinate constantly. Mothers may also be feeling constipated. These are the normal signs of the body re-adjusting from the changes of pregnancy.

 

Although most mothers know that they have to take care of themselves, mothers can literally forget to eat due to the strong urges to protect the child. Due to this, partners and caretakers of the mothers will need to constantly monitor them so that they maintain timely meals.

 

Learning

Since caring for the child is a life-long experience, mothers will need to be instilled essential knowledge of nursing care in and out of both hospitals and confinement. There have been many new mothers complaining that they do not have adequate information or guidance on how to both care for themselves and their newborn after birth.

 

New mothers should not blame themselves for inadequate knowledge but to actively seek out guidance from both their families and circles or even to professional organizations such as hospitals, clinics or even confinement centers.

 

Evidently, any emotional and physical changes that is experienced by new mothers will slowly improve. However, family members and mothers can also look for confinement care services can feel like a godsend especially with the new burden and responsibilities that many mothers face.

 

That’s a lot of grounds to cover

Although the burden of childbirth and caring is a large umbrella of burdens and responsibility, there are various services provided by both in-house and on-call services that you can lean on to take care of both the mother and child.

 

With all of the points above in mind, Twin C Childbirth Consultancy was established at a strategic and convenient area in Ara Damansara, PJ to cater to mothers and their child on all the needs necessary to promote both physical and mental healing.

 

 

With a team of specialized midwives and caretakers, our employees will be on standby caring for both new mothers and newborns on-the-clock with 24 hour services.

 

For more information, do visit our website by clicking here or call us at +6016 505 9869

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