first-time moms we tend to take numerous advises from elders in the families to our far away friends who have had babies. We are pretty sure the numerous questions revolve around the baby’s well-being only. But have you realized that even as a woman, you underwent major body process and that your body changes after giving birth to your little one? Motherhood to me is birth of a baby and a new woman. A woman experiences massive changes in her body post-delivery. Hence it is important to take care of one’s own self also along with the baby.
We tend to take care of ourselves in the best possible way during those precious nine months. The same should go post-delivery also at least for a few months. They say a Happy Mom makes a Happy Baby. So how can you expect the little one to be his cheerful self if you are tired and deprived of sleep most of the time? Thus, it is extremely vital to keep our body in the best of health post-delivery.
Let us look at some of the tips for all the new mommies out there:
1. TAKE ENOUGH REST
While this may sound like a distant dream to all new mommies, trust us nothing can replace a good sleep. Sleep deprivation often hits new moms as the newborn is still trying to figure out the new sleeping schedule once out of the womb. A new mom also finds herself sleep deprived as there is suddenly a new routine in place which involves breastfeeding after every two hours and diaper changing as well. Thus, it leaves little or no time for herself. It is always said that ‘Sleep when the baby sleeps’, but most moms don’t find themselves resonating with that advice. When I became a new mom, I followed this rule quite strictly, even if that meant a dirty home. Because if I have slept well, I can still go ahead and clean the room, right?
2. EAT PROPERLY
As new moms, we get so engrossed in feeding our baby that our own diet could go for a toss. Since you are breastfeeding, you need to take care of what’s going on your meal plate. Taking a balanced diet is vital at this point because the child is deriving nutrition from the mother’s milk only. Always keep a jar to nibble onto something near your bed so you don’t have to rush to the kitchen every time you feel hungry. Also, try incorporating green leafy vegetables and other foods which increase the supply of breast milk.
3. EASE OUT A BIT AND TRY DOING EASY EXERCISES
Hold on – if you are thinking we are asking you to work out to get that perfect beach body. We do not gain weight overnight and so we can’t lose it overnight. Our bodies took months to nurture the lives inside us. So, it is but natural that we give it ample time to get back to its previous shape. Since most of the hours during the day, we are only on the bed feeding our newborn and therefore it is necessary either to do some stretching or brisk walking within the house only.
4. TAKE CARE OF THE STITCHES
If you have a had a C-sec, then you need to take care of the stitches for the next few days. It is normal to feel pain around the abdomen area post a C-Sec. Your doctor will give you some painkillers to suppress the pain and the pain will subside in a few days. But you need to always watch out for signs and symptoms of infections if any and consult your doctor immediately.
5. TAKE HELP
We need not wear the cape of a supermom soon after giving birth-right? We totally agree women of all age can manage things on their own, but ladies let us give ourselves a break post-delivery. Ask around for help from family members, and take turns in taking care of the newborn. While most of us would attribute this to the inbuilt guilt gene that we are asking family members to take care of the newborn, in my opinion, it is just the right thing to do. It only helps in keeping calm and sane in this journey of motherhood which has just started.
If you are a new mom you need to take one step ahead and ensure you don’t fall prey to the diseases caused by pesky mosquito bites. So whether it is indoors or outdoors, Goodknight products have got you covered:
GOODKNIGHT FABRIC ROLL-ON:
This product is made using 100% natural active ingredients such as citronella and eucalyptus oils and comes in two fragrances – citrus and bubblegum. All you must do is apply just 4 dots on clothes that provide protection from those nasty mosquitoes for a good 8 hours.
GOODKNIGHT POWER ACTIV+:
Electric repellents such as the Goodknight Power Activ+ provide in-home protection by allowing you to choose between the normal and activ modes, depending on the mosquito-infestation around you.
So make sure to protect yourself and your new born from the disease-causing mosquitoes by regularly using Goodknight mosquito repellents.