Over the past few months, you’re the newborn baby mother body has undergone profound changes. She has borne and given life, and will gradually recover from these disorders. During the first few weeks after birth you should pay special attention to the care of your body. Later, you will worry about your health to a greater or lesser extent, depending on your state.
During the weeks following the birth, the newborn baby mother usually does not feel capable of physical exertion at all. First of all she wants to rest, responding to what his body needs, which is still delicate. In many popular traditions it was believed, not without reason, the newborn baby mother should take care of her health as much as possible during the following months after birth.
A transition phase of a few weeks, called the puerperium, is needed for the organs to fully recover their position. During this period of time the woman’s body is still undergoing various transformations: the uterus returns to its previous volume, the hormonal secretions show a steep decline and the menstrual cycle resumes … In a way, you may consider that your body is still convalescent.
A first return to balance is achieved with the return of menstruation, a sign that the newborn baby mother returns to ovulate. It occurs between the sixth and eighth week after the newborn baby. If you breastfeed your newborn baby, the rule comes back later (between four and six weeks after leaving breastfeeding), but the body’s recovery period is about the same as if you did not breastfeed. After this first stage, the body sometimes still needs several months to overcome the fatigue produced by motherhood. Some women feel right away. This varies greatly according to the physical constitution of each person and according to the newborn baby sleep rhythms, among other things.
If you have given birth by cesarean section, the scar may ooze once you have removed the stitches or staples. Clean with Marseille soap and water or yellow soap, and cover the scar with a dry dressing for a few days. At first, the scar will form a lump, which will eventually soften. Rub it every day with sweet almond oil so it disappears before.
You may notice an insensitive area around you, but do not worry, the skin will gradually regain sensitivity or you will get accustomed to this difference. Some women fail to “integrate” this part of their body that has been cut. They feel unable to look and touch the scar. If it happens to you, tell a doctor.
During the postpartum period, rest is advised, but each woman needs more or less rest, and should act according to how she sits. However, some areas of the body require some care, since they are weak, even if you are completely fine. It is, above all, the perineum, or muscular floor of the ligamentous pelvis, the belly and the back. In general, all muscles that have been subjected to heavy pressure during pregnancy are still weak.
To prevent possible complications, remember especially that during the first fifteen days after delivery it is not advisable to climb stairs and perform certain household tasks (vacuuming, filling the dishwasher, making the bed …). Neither should you run or carry heavy loads (in general, anything that exceeds the baby’s weight), and at least until the postnatal medical visit, two months after birth.