Recovery Tips for New Mothers after Delivery | Dr Neelima Mantri

Recovery Tips for New Mothers after Delivery | Dr Neelima Mantri
0 6 February 2021
Recovery Tips for New Mothers after Delivery | Dr Neelima Mantri

Pregnancy is one of the most challenging, arduous and yet a rewarding journey a woman goes through in her life. Over 9 months, a woman goes an extra mile to keep the baby healthy and safe and naturally she undergoes significant changes, both physically and emotionally.

But as a new mother, she has to remember that the post-partum period is even more crucial both for the health of the mother and the baby. However this advice is often overlooked by the new mothers and at our gynaecology clinic in Mumbai, we often treat patients who did not take this period seriously and consult only when complication arise.

If you are a new mother, one simple advice we can give you is extra cautious about this period, get all your postpartum check-ups performed without a miss, and follow the below recovery tips:

It’s going to be tough, so, rest –

On average, a baby wakes up every 3 hours. You may have to feed, change clothes and comfort him to sleep and this can be exhausting for you alone leaving you short of sleep every day for months at a stretch. So you can make simple changes that can help you take as much rest possible with these tips:

  1. Take help from your partner or kin to have to help hand with these essential tasks to give you the much-needed breaks.
  2. Have your bed as near as possible to the baby to make most out of the short breaks by helping you sleep when the baby sleeps – all this rest will add up.
  3. Take a few minutes for yourself – you can have a walk in the lawn or indoors to give yourself a break and also exercise.

Fuel yourself with right nutrition:

Your body has gone through a lot of changes in the last few months it needs proper nourishment to help it get back to the normal state. While the weight gain from your pregnancy can help you with the breastfeeding to take care of your child, what you feed during this postpartum period pave the road for recovery. Focus on having a well-balanced diet with a variety of nutrients and the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, fats. In general, the everyday diet of a new mother must contain whole grains, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, dairy, protein from low-fat poultry, and fish. Though nutrition is simple, pregnant mothers need a customized plan based on their specific condition which can only be done after a consultation from a gynaecologist.

Having a proper rest in intervals with the right nutrition and proper exercise regime is how a new mother can get back to her pre-pregnant state quickly. However, as said, every individual is different and top of the every pregnancy journey is unique with its own set of problems and characteristics and this is why postpartum check-ups and consultation from a gynaecologist is the essential part of the recovery process. If you are a new mother and are looking for lady gynaecologist in Mumbai, you can contact here: +91 7045115577