Postpartum healing is a crucial part after giving birth. Allow time for your body to heal will help you in the long run. As most of us know our bodies go through so many changes, moving are organs to new places to allow our baby to grow. In Latin culture after giving birth mom and baby should remain inside for six weeks but in the world, we live in we are go, go, go.
I think most of these go without saying but we will cover them anyway.
Take time to heal
Regardless of where you give birth once you are holding your new baby (babies) your body as began its healing. After giving birth to my first child, I was feeling so great that two days later I was doing groceries. With time I noticed I still needed too rest and took advantage of my husband being home.
Don’t stop the prenatal vitamins! Plenty of research can be done on why not to take folic acid vs folate but we prefer methlyfolate and smartypants gummy. I have heard that too much methlyfolate can lead to twins so buyer beware.
Herb baths are a great way to bond with the new baby and allow the herbs to help your body recover from birth. You can find an easy to use herb recipe here. I love going to a local store to find all the herbs we need and will soon be adding them to our shop.
Take the help
I think we can all agree that we have been told “Let me know if you need anything” while we were pregnant or after giving birth. Take it! Ask for help with laundry in exchange for baby cuddles. You can also take a shower or enjoy a nap while someone else helps to watch the baby.
Hello, don’t forget about meal prep. If you don’t need or want the gifts to ask for meals. Anything that can be frozen and reheated at a later time works for a good meal. Drop a link to your favorite meal, this mama needs some ideas.
See your chiro
We absolutely loved getting an adjustment a few days after giving birth. I remember going the first time after having our youngest going to the chiropractor. It was amazing!! I heard popcorn in more placing than I can count. If you have ever been to the chiro then I hope you have heard that reference. Our chiro would tell the kids they had popcorn and he needed to get it out. They loved going after that and I would tell me they needed to go to the popcorn doctor.
Even once we are back to feeling great our bodies continue to work hard to help us heal. Take time to enjoy the day and smell the baby. Don’t forget to listen to your body and rest when you are feeling tired.
What are some postpartum tips you would share?