Postpartum Recovery Essentials

Updated: May 26, 2018

The nine months wait is over and you finally have your bundle of joy in your hands. It is a great experience for mommies that is filled with joy and excitement. However, you are quickly reminded of the trauma of labor and the  painful reality of postpartum recovery.




“ If the help is around, use it. As mommies, we tend to want to be super mom and handle everything on our own. Don't be afraid to  call up mom or a friend for some assistance. .”

The nine months wait is over and you finally have your bundle of joy in your hands. It is a great experience for mommies that is filled with joy and excitement. However, you are quickly reminded of the trauma of labor and the  painful reality of postpartum recovery.  Whether you delivered via c-section or vagina birth, the postpartum recovery can be daunting.

I recently gave birth via c-section  a month ago, and I have always dreaded the recovery part. Partly,because I dislike being confined to a bed and  I tend to want to bounce back  into my normal routines even after having a baby. The fact that birth forces you to slow down and asked for help can drive me to madness. However, there are a few things I've learned that through my recovery that allowed life to run  a little smoother.


1. It's OK to ask for help.

If the help is around, use it. As mommies, we tend to want to be super mom and handle everything on our own. Don't be afraid to  call up mom or a friend for some assistance. We also tend to assume that our husbands will jump in and help. On the contrary, most husbands are oblivious to the fact that you may need some help. Keeping communication open is very important for both parents.  Asking hubby to watch the baby while you nap will  help you maintain your sanity, rejuvenate your mind, and body as well.



2. Invest in a Belly Binding/ Belly Band

Recovering from a C-section can be very painful. Your abdominal region will need a lot of support. I found that using a belly band or binding provides great support on the incision area. It also helps with moving your uterus back into place. Binding can  diminish fluid build up and suppress swelling; especially after a c-section. I was able to move around a lot better with binding.



2. Postpartum Vagina Steaming and Sitz Bath

An aged old tradition that works wonders! Postpartum Vagina Steaming and Sitz Baths are  great ways to cleanse and detox your uterus after vagina delivery and a c-section delivery. There are a variety of herbs you can use when creating your cleansing blend. The combination of heat and the herbs are  great combination that helps in healing. This is by far my favorite part of my postpartum recovery.


3. Eat healthy and stay hydrated

There is a great amount of blood lost after the birth of a child. Your body will need to replenish in order for you to heal and enjoy your new baby. Fuel yourself with foods rich in vitamins and drink plenty of water to re-hydrate your body



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