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Practical Tips for Postpartum Self-Care

Postpartum Self-Care

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Postpartum Self-Care is not only important, but it is also necessary.


The postpartum phase starts after your baby is delivered and concludes after your body has almost fully recovered from being pregnant. This time frame typically lasts 6 to 8 weeks and definitely requires some very good postpartum self-care. 


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You will go through a lot of changes throughout the postpartum time, both emotionally and physically. Additionally, you are learning how to handle all the adjustments that come with becoming a new mother. During the postpartum time, you and your spouse must also learn how to take care of your newborn and adjust to your new role as a family. In order to regain your strength, you must take good care of yourself. Throughout the first couple of weeks, you’ll need a lot of rest, a healthy diet, and assistance.




Every new parent quickly discovers that children function on distinctly different time clocks than adults. A typical infant has to be fed, changed, and soothed around every three hours. You and your partner may feel exhausted, particularly if this is your first child. For several months, you might not sleep for an uninterrupted eight hours. 


Here are some suggestions to help you sleep more: 


  • You need to delegate all duties outside of feeding your infant and taking care of yourself during the first few weeks. 
  • Snooze off when the baby does. Even while this period of relaxation may just last a few minutes multiple times per day, it can mount up.
  • Save time and steps. When feeding your infant at night, place their bed close to your own. 
  • While having friends and family around is good, you shouldn’t feel obligated to host them. You are welcome to take a break to feed your child or take a nap. 
  • Spend some time outside every day. As directed by your healthcare practitioner, you can begin to walk and perform postpartum activities.




Your body has changed significantly as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. You must have time to rest. You need to consume a nutritious diet in addition to getting enough sleep to accomplish that. Pregnancy weight gain aids in creating reserves for your recovery and breastfeeding. You must maintain a healthy, balanced diet after giving birth in order to stay in shape and be able to care for your child. The majority of lactation specialists advise eating whenever you are hungry. However, a lot of mothers could be too worn out or busy to remember to eat. Planning straightforward, nutritious meals is so crucial.


Help for new parents


Both new and seasoned parents quickly discover how much labor babies require. It takes time and effort to meet a newborn’s continual requirements. You are frequently distracted from other household duties as a result. Although you and your partner will probably manage just fine on your own, having help with the domestic chores usually makes adjusting to a new baby easier. Instead of concentrating on washing or the dishes, you and your partner may concentrate on your needs and the needs of your infant. If you were injured during birth, which can happen, you might want to seek help for this with www.childbirthinjuries.com.


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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.