Pregnancy and Babycare: Post Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Babycare: Post Pregnancy

The ‘nine-month long wait’ has ended, however, what you still need to keep up to, are your high spirits. Post pregnancy is a beautiful period, where you will experience mixed emotions. On one side, is the joy and happiness that come along with the baby and on the other side, the issues that will surface once you have delivered the baby. You will be required to stay highly spirited and positive in order to tackle the unfavorable situations or problems that will come up. The initial period after delivery is commonly associated with aspects such as:

  • Post pregnancy body
  • Post pregnancy bleeding
  • Post pregnancy diet
  • Post pregnancy depression
  • Post pregnancy exercises
  • Post pregnancy weight loss
  • Post pregnancy care

The appearance of their ‘post pregnancy body’ is a worry for most of the women. The advice here is, not to be over-concerned or worried about your body, rather take pride, since it has just delivered a baby. However, this is not sufficient. Apart from maintaining a positive approach, what is also needed is the right information about what is normal and; the right care. You are likely to have developed stretch marks on your belly, thighs, breasts and buttocks. These stretch marks fade away with time but not completely. You can check with your doctor to know the medications that aide in getting rid of the marks. The breast size increases while you are pregnant, and it may grow further more after pregnancy. Sometimes, the breasts and nipples also become sore and ache when the child breastfeeds, but this is only an after-effect for a few weeks. However, if your nipples bleed, then consult your doctor immediately; your baby might be sucking in the wrong way.

Every woman who delivers a baby, either through cesarean section or vaginally, will experience the postpartum bleeding. The bleeding can last for up to 5-6 weeks. However, this is no cause to worry, since it is through bleeding that your body expels excess placental tissue, blood and mucus after giving birth. Avoid excessive standing or walking and rest as much as you can, to make the going easier.

Post pregnancy diet, exercises and weight loss are all co-related. You must eat a healthy and well-balanced nutritious diet, post delivery. Though your baby is going to be only breastfed for the first few months but the milk baby will consume should be high on all nutrients. Your post pregnancy food must comprise of food for lactation, food for healing after birth and food for weight loss.

Post pregnancy depression refers to the feelings of despondency, baby blues and the negative thinking a woman may experience after delivery. This depression may be moderate or severe but it is manageable and treatable.

Post pregnancy care includes taking care of your body, care for the umbilical cord, taking proper rest and nutrition and care of your breasts. Taking good post pregnancy care of yourself should be your first most priority and your focus should be on eating a balanced diet, taking complete rest and getting others to help you with the newborn baby.

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