“Looking After Yourself After Birth”

“Looking After Yourself After Birth”

Female body is amazing. It is destined to do some wonderful things in creating a human being. It also undergoes a lot of changes during the nine months of pregnancy period. Remarkably, our body adapts in accommodating pregnancy from producing eggs until labor. 

After the remarkable work of growing another human being inside of us and giving birth, comes the postpartum period where we have to adjust to different things from baby blues to motherhood and physical changes such as postpartum bleeding, vaginal or c-section healing, mood swings, night sweat, and milk production.

We have to admit that we need to look after ourselves more during our postpartum period and here are some things to be considered taken to support our after birth recovery process:

1. Take time to recover from giving birth by not overdoing things. Concentrate on nourishing your body with good foods, drinking plenty of water (especially if you are breastfeeding), and of course getting enough rest.

2. Wear comfortable and yet fully supporting shapewear during the postpartum period. Pliē Emana® High Waist Recovery Shorts are perfect for your postpartum recovery, even after a c-section. The moderate compression supports recovery from abdominal muscle separation and helps relieve post-birth niggles. It will also take care of your back and uterus. As long as there is no complication at birth, you will be able to wear it right after your baby is born until you feel comfortable about your body again.

3. A gentle walk each day can help your body and your mind feel better. You could start with 5 minutes walking around your home. If you had a caesarean delivery, you might need to ask the doctor at the hospital to give you some exercise ideas as you start to recover.

4. Your body will start adjusting quickly after birth. Each pregnancy and birth will be different, but there are some common changes that happen to your body after the baby is born and of them is bleeding. Pliē Emana® High Waist Shorts are highly recommended for postpartum mothers whether you had a vaginal or caesarean delivery. The compression supports abdominal muscle separation recovery and eases post-baby aches and pains as well as pushes out vaginal discharge faster.

5. Your emotional and sexual relationship with your partner might feel different in the early weeks after your baby arrives. It’s OK to wait to have sex until you feel ready. A good thing is, new friendships can open up after you have a baby. For example, many women join a mothers group in the first couple of months.

The points of all this birth recovery process are to look after ourselves better, both mentally and physically and get as much support as possible. The most important thing is time, give your body and soul the time it needs to recover.

Let us take a moment to give credit to our female bodies, be grateful, appreciate it, embrace and love it even more.

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