Taking Care of Yourself After Giving Birth
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Taking Care of Yourself After Giving Birth

After giving birth everyone mom tend to focus more on taking care of their little ones. Sometimes they forget they also have to take care of themselves to feel better and to look better as well. This article provides easy steps on how to be healthy and feel good after giving birth

Being a mother is such a great joy and also a demanding job. You are expected to attend to your baby’s needs 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

For single parents, you have to work double time. Parenthood is only one aspect of your life you have to deal with. Other than that, you have to handle financial obligations, work, and run the house as well. And the list can go on forever.

In dealing with all the challenges associated with parenthood, it may come to a point that taking care of yourself will be the least you can think of. Looking better and staying healthy to be specific. However, there are little things you can do to regain your health and feel better. These are:

1. Rest. Taking a nap for 15-20 minutes a day can do miracles. It can recharge your energy and you can finish all the jobs you intend for the day. If you are not working yet, you can take a nap while the baby is fast asleep during the day.

2. Minimize Stress. It is quite difficult right after giving birth. It is normal for moms to feel exhausted and tired. But there are ways to minimize stress. You may find a hobby you can enjoy like you can put your thoughts in writing; you may write articles and have these published online. Aside from these, you can always talk to your partner or to a friend. What's more important is for you to have a way how to express how you feel, your joys, your anxiety, your feers, etc.

3. Walk. Right after the baby there are exercises you may not be allowed to do yet. As a rule of thumb, ask your doctor first. 15-30 minutes of walking every morning is the simplest form of exercise. You can do this everyday to breathe fresh air and to take the time to appreciate little things around you like the beautiful sun, the chirping birds, beautiful flowers, etc.

4. Eat Fruits and Vegetables. For new moms, right after birth, it is tempting to binge on foods you were prohibited during pregnancy. You can avoid chips and chocolates and have fruits and lots of vegetables instead. Vegetables are good source of fiber for better digestion and fruits on the other hand are good source of vitamins and antioxidants as well.

5. Breastfeed. This is beneficial for both the baby and the mommy. It provides all the nutrients the growing baby needs and it is a good dieting strategy for the mother.

It is such a great joy to take care of your little angel, to hear the sound of her laughter, to see her smile; these can ease the troubles and pains life can bring. Life can be difficult at times but all it takes is a right perspective to get through these.

References:

Challenges Single Parents Have to Go Through. http://www.bizymoms.com

Staying Healthy and Safe. http://www.womenshealth.gov

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Comments (3)

I fully agree with your wise article.My children are all grown, however if young parents follow these important things all will be better for baby and parent.

Thank you, Roberta.

Nice article...My children are now teenagers and one adult. As a single parent it is good to have a friend or family member relieve you for an hour to get away to a bubble bath, spa treatment or just some you time...voted

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