Motherhood is something that changes you both inside and out. Once you’ve put the 40 weeks or so of pregnancy behind you and long hours of childbirth, you’re officially a mother, which is something you should be extremely proud of. The transition from pregnancy to postpartum, will bring you a number of questions that you may not know the answer to. To help you feel like yourself again we’ve put together a list of tips that you should be doing to help you feel like your best self.
Motherhood is a huge step in every woman’s life making its recognition important. From this stems the importance of the support a mother needs. A lot of women can develop PostNatal Depression — which is the period just after delivery —which is extremely common. So it is important to stay connected with family and friends, and get any support you can. To help avoid this from happening, it is also important to take care of yourself more than ever; eat well, get the sleep you need and educate yourself about childbirth. If you are having any feelings of disconnection to your baby, or you’re losing sleep or appetite, or you’re more irritable, then talk to someone about the feelings you’re having —don’t sweep it under the rug.
Postpartum waist training is trending for new mums who want to go back to their pre-baby body. As a new mom, your tummy pouch will undoubtedly be a matter of concern. The solution lies inside the curvy realm of waist training. Even celebrities use waist trainers to help get their bodies back to shape. And now a lot of women are following this trend to bounce back to their bodies after babies. Essentially waist training calls for a garment you wear around your waist which helps support and resculpt your body. Curve Sculptingis an Australian brand which supports women of all shapes and sizes, making it easier for them to achieve their goals. Unlike other big names in the industry, their waist trainers have a curve under their bust, and nine strong steel bones which can sculpt your curves seamlessly. Of course, waist training isn’t a magic wand; you must follow a good diet plan alongside to get the most flattering results.
The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous, for yourself as well as for the new member of your family. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highly recommend breastfeeding to all new mothers at least for the first six months. Research states women who do not cultivate breastfeeding in their baby’s health-care regime are more prone to baby blues.
Cognitive and psychological benefits aside, it can help you shed off baby weight much faster — as long as you maintain a clean and balanced diet.
Your hormone-induced anxiety and stress need to be treated well — because we don’t want them messing with your head.Let’s not underestimate the healing power of a gentle massage. While it holds true that postpartum depression does not come with one-size-fits-all remedies, studies show a significant reduction of PPD symptoms for women who incorporate massages into their everyday routine.
Self-care is no joke, especially after you have carried a baby in your belly for nine long months. You need to be pampered mentally and sensually. If you feel guilty for booking expensive massage sessions, know that you DESERVE them.
Self-talk is perhaps one of the strongest weapons you can use on your way to recovery. Just think about it: who do you talk to the MOST everyday? YOU. YOURSELF. This is why talking to yourself positively can prove to be remarkably healthy for your overall health.
Remember: you get to CHOOSE what you tell yourself — choose wisely.
What do you tell yourself anyway?
You could kick off things somewhat like this:
- I give myself permission to feel sad, annoyed and angry; I’m only human. No, scratch that. I’m one resilient, magnificent human who introduced an entire bundle of joy to this world.
- I’m allowed to indulge in a caramel bar without having to feel guilty about it.
- My house chores are lagging behind the norm but no way do I get to blame myself. I have different priorities at this point in time and I’m doing the best I can. Perfectionism is unnecessary and unwelcomed.
When all is said and done, you must not forget to be kind to yourself. Do not try too hard or you’ll be exhausted far before you reach your desired results. A post-baby body isn’t exactly the most unpleasant of changes; in fact, it is a beautiful reminder that you as a woman represent a perfect balance of strength and vulnerability in and of itself.