Childbirth is the most challenging, exhausting, physically draining time of a woman’s life. After delivery, your body has to heal, you have to feed a baby at least 7-8 times a day, and deal with massive hormonal changes, all at once. This is an extremely fragile phase, and hence, requires prompt attention. And to handle with care, you must know ways to care for a new mother. So, here’s an after-delivery guide to take care of a new mother.
An after-delivery guide for everyone
The following points can help you take care of a new mother.
The first and foremost point in this after-delivery guide is rest. As you have gone through labour and your body has changed in the past nine months, this is the time your body is healing. The first six weeks after your delivery are extremely crucial for you and your baby.
Rest is repairing time and this can be halted as the baby will wake you up every two to three hours. Try and get as much sleep as you can or you will be extremely fatigued and tired. This distress on your body will also start affecting other aspects of your life, the most essential and new one being your baby. Give your body time to relax and heal itself naturally. The more stressed you are during this phase, the less effective your healing process will be.
One trick to avail that can ensure maximum rest time is that your baby sleeps near you. This way when the baby sleeps, you sleep too. Opting for slow-paced walks can also freshen you up and aid the process.