Why Postnatal Care is Important
As important as the pregnancy period is, the postpartum period is crucial to ensure a smooth healing journey. Following the birth of your little one, you may feel stressed out or overwhelmed especially if it is your first child. After all, you are experiencing both physical and psychological changes during this time with changing hormone levels and learning how to care for your baby.
This period of recovery represents new beginnings and responsibilities – it is essential that you continue to prioritize your health while taking care of your newborn! It is completely alright to lean on your loved ones for a little extra support as you navigate motherhood.
Postpartum care is so important to make sure that you are recovering properly from labor, as well as providing you with the chance to seek out additional support from your provider regarding any concerns you may have after childbirth. Many often do not realize the importance of postpartum care – both you and the baby need the extra care during this delicate period.
What does postnatal care look like?
After childbirth, your physical and emotional wellbeing should be the key focus, along with your little one’s physical health. Needs will differ from mother to mother, but the first eight weeks after delivery is crucial in ensuring that both your baby and you are well taken care of. This is also the period where new mommies will practice breastfeeding and caring for the child for the first time. It is advisable to seek additional support from a midwife or nanny to ease the transition into a new life with your bundle of joy.
Postnatal care includes getting sufficient rest, nutrition, and vaginal care – all to facilitate a smoother and quicker recovery. This means incorporating nutrient-rich foods into your daily meals, doing light exercise as well as going for regular checkups to take care of your body. Getting the proper support from your loved ones will also help new mothers adjust to her life with the new baby, and reduce any discomfort as much as possible.
Many mothers also face common postpartum issues such as diastasis recti, skin laxity, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse after experiencing childbirth due to the length of the pregnancy. There are varying degrees to the seriousness of each condition that could worsen over time if left untreated. Not to fret, these conditions are treatable at Emkore Clinic – let our experienced maternity experts ease any worries you may have!