New moms, you have so much ahead of you. A brand new little life is about to enter your world! It’s an exciting time to be sure. But while your heads in the clouds dreaming of your sweet little bundle of joy, your body,andyour life requirespreparation before she makes her entrance. To help you prepare, we’ve listed some helpful postpartum recovery tips and generalized postpartum tips and tricks. Check them out below.
Witch Hazel will become your new best friend after delivery. This wonder medicine can reduce inflammation, swelling, andpain.
One thing we recommend is using witch hazel with cotton pads to aid in bathroom time if hemorrhoid issues develop (it’s likely). And if you don’t develop hemorrhoids (lucky you) then you can use it to heal your vagina as pain and swelling can make doing anything uncomfortable.
Your baby is going to cry and cry a lot. Don’t worry momma, you’ll get through this.
But in the meantime, try out some different ways to calm your baby. These are probably the most searched for postpartum tips and tricks, all used by moms at one point or another.
Your physical and mental health should be your top priority after giving birth. Your baby benefits when you feel good, so don’t discount this tip.
While you were pregnant you might have given in to weird food cravings, but now that your baby is safely living outside your body, it’s time to focus on your diet. The best foods to start adding to your diet now include:
And as far as exercise goes, you shouldn’t do much right out the gate. Depending on labor goes, you will need to avoid any physical exercise for at least 6 weeks. After that, start walking with your baby on a regular basis. Speak with your doctor before starting any fitness plan beyond that.
Seriously, don’t let your nipples crack, chafe and bleed. Buy a tube of nipple cream and you’ll be glad you did. If you are not breastfeeding, you won’t need the cream, but grab a tube just in case either way. This is a must postpartum recovery tip!
You might think that having every member of your family at the hospital is sweet but trust us, you’re going to want your privacy after giving birth. Let your family know who can come and who cannot. Don’t be afraid to stand your ground. It’s your time.
It’s easy to do everything yourself until you can’t move because your body is sore and tired from delivery. When friends and family ask what you can do, tell them! Write a list of things you know you’ll need and want help with and assign tasks to volunteers. It will save you time and frustration.
Meal prep is an important postpartum tip to follow through with. You won’t have time or energy to cook after your baby arrives. Prepare some nutritious meals for you and your partner so that everyone is fed and taken care of without adding stress to your plate.
Keep these postpartum tips and tricks in mind as you get closer to your due date. You’ll be so glad you prepared when that precious new life arrives.
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