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How To Care For Yourself After Childbirth

How To Care For Yourself After Childbirth

March 26, 2018

Childbirth takes a toll on your body, and unfortunately, new mothers don’t always get the rest they need for their body to heal. The postpartum period should be spent trying to heal your body, but it often involves new mothers rushing around trying to give the new baby all the care and attention that he or she needs. At MaMeal, we try to make life for new moms a little bit easier by providing them with healthy, ready-made meals. Our postpartum meals contain all the nutrients that new moms need to help heal their bodies and provide their babies with the necessary vitamins and minerals. We offer three different meal plans, all tailored to the different needs of the mom and baby. If you are interested in learning more about our postpartum meals, check out our meal plans and sign up today!

While nutrition is an important part of the postpartum period, new mothers also have to focus on getting the rest they need in order to heal. In this post, we will talk about the postpartum period and what new moms need to do in order to take care of themselves during this time. Once you’ve finished reading, if you are interested in making your life a little easier, sign up for MaMeal’s postpartum meals!

What Is The Postpartum Period?

As a new mom, or a soon-to-be new mom, you may hear people refer to your postpartum period, but you may not fully understand what it is, or how long it lasts. The postpartum period begins as soon as you have the baby and lasts until your body is almost fully healed. While you may think that you are fully healed a week or so after having your baby, the truth is that your body isn’t completely healed until about six to eight weeks after childbirth.

During this time, new mothers deal with a lot both emotionally and physically. New mothers have to learn how to handle all the changes of becoming a new mother, while both parents have to come to terms with the fact that they are new parents and what that entails. If this is your first child, you may even have to learn how to take care of a baby and how to function as a family. While caring for a baby is a lot of responsibility, it’s also important that during the postpartum period, a new mother takes time for herself to heal.

Rest

In most cases, childbirth is associated with sleepless nights and parents who struggle to take even a few minutes to sleep or shower. While it can be
extremely difficult to get a full night’s sleep, especially since babies run on different schedules than adults, it’s important for new mothers to rest as much as possible.

Childbirth puts a lot of stress on your body, and rest is essential to help your body heal. Try to sleep as much as possible, and take advantage of the times where the baby is asleep. You may be tempted to tackle other tasks like laundry or dishes, but sleeping should take priority.

Nutrition

Another key to taking care of yourself during your postpartum period is nutrition. Your body will experience a variety of changes both before and after your pregnancy. Making sure that you’re getting the proper nutrients through a healthy diet will help your body heal quicker.

At MaMeal, we not only strive to promote healthy eating in new mothers, but we also want to make their lives a little bit easier by providing healthy, ready-made meals that are delivered right to your door. With our postpartum meals, you won’t have to struggle to put together healthy meals while trying to take care of a newborn. Instead, our meals come fully prepared so all you have to do is eat. Get all the nutrients you need with our postpartum meals from MaMeal today!


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