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3 Tips For Recovering After Giving Birth

17th Oct 2017

Having a baby is something which is no small feat.  From the nine months of growing a baby inside of you leading up to the big day when you give birth, it can be one of the most challenging things that your body can undergo.

In order to make sure that you bounce back to health without pushing yourself too hard you should make sure that you are following the correct steps in order to be the best version of yourself that you can be.  That means taking the precautions necessary to prevent future injury or discomfort. Here are some of the best tips for bouncing back after having your baby.

Take it Slow On Alcohol

You may be tempted to rush back into the swing of things as they were before you were ever pregnant.  You may have been staring at the calendar for the last 9  months counting down the days until you could have your next drink again.  However, many women make the mistake of drinking too much too soon after giving birth.

Since your body isn’t used to alcohol after taking such a long hiatus you can easily find yourself drunk after only a few drinks.   Therefore, it’s important to make sure that you take it slowly in this department.  Avoiding drinking heavily the first few months following birth isn’t only the best thing for you but also your baby.  

Sleep When Your Baby Sleeps

Your baby won’t have a regular sleeping pattern during the first portion of their lives. New parents are often exhausted since their babies sleeping patterns are only in stretches of 2-6 hours.

This can lead to extreme exhaustion and you may feel like you can’t get enough rest regardless of how much they try. Rather than giving into the temptation of cleaning or getting work done while your baby sleeps, instead, try to sleep when they sleep.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

As your laundry piles up and your house is messy at times following the birth of your baby you may feel like you have a lot to do that you can’t keep up with. It can be stressful looking at the accumulation of your housework get bigger and bigger.  

However, rather than getting stressed out and assuming the load of the work yourself plus raising your new baby, don’t be afraid to ask friends and family to come over and help you out.  Whether it’s to hold your baby for an hour while you nap or run the vacuum cleaner and wash your dishes don’t be too proud to admit that you could actually use an extra hand.

Pushing yourself too hard will only lead to your feeling like you are stretched thin.

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