Don’t Fall For Myths
Because binat is such a popular concept in Filipino culture, you might encounter some myths. At best, these myths are unhelpful, but at worst, they can be dangerous.
For instance, some people advise new mothers against trimming their nails after giving birth. There’s no scientific evidence for this.
The truth is, trimming your nails helps keep your hands clean – an important part of preventing infection, especially when you’re handling your wound.
If you are in doubt about some traditions, it’s best to talk to your doctor about them.
Binat sa panganganak means you have a relapse of some of your symptoms or developed new ones right in the middle of recovery.
Watch closely for signs that you’re not recovering as you should. For instance, monitor the appearance of your wound, the amount of your vaginal discharge, your weight, and your pain.
Working closely with your doctor regarding aspects, like nutrition, exercise, hygiene and wound care, and mental health will help prevent binat sa panganganak.
Learn more about Postpartum Selfcare here.