is the best feeling you can have in your lifetime. Bringing a new life into the
world is exhilarating. It is magical. But you will agree that childbirth is one
of the hardest experiences of your life too.
cries that won’t stop and the sleep you will never find always reminds you of
the challenging nature of this experience.
first few months of a child’s birth are the toughest in a mother’s life. Even
if you have been preparing for it for months, parenting can still throw you in
a loop. All you want to do is love, care for, and pamper your child, but it is
not always easy.
would not it be awesome for mothers to have some tips and tricks to follow and
make parenting easier?
If you are up for these secrets, continue
Try to stay active after a complicated delivery
(cesarean section) can be a difficult time in a mother's life. Apparently, a
C-section is an easier way to bring the baby to life (if all goes fine).
However, after the baby's birth, mothers feel extreme weakness and difficulty
walking and staying active. But some level of physical activity is essential
with a cesarean section are prone to pressure sores, known by their common name
on the issue, you may develop stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, or stage 4 bedsores in areas under severe pressure. This happens
when the body's weight pressures down on a point (tissue), blocking the blood
supply to that area.
oxygen deprivation in that area leads to muscle breakdown—hence you get
in maternity wards and under home care must not develop pressure sores.
ensure this, the family members must help the mother. They must help change
their position whenever needed.
Share your responsibilities with your partner
for your child without any help can be overwhelming and tiring too. Many
mothers cannot recall the first few months after their baby’s birth because
they had been so busy with home and baby responsibilities that they feel dazed.
best way to pass this time is to share your duties with your partner. Design a
shift schedule you both can adhere to. This way, the baby will have someone
with them all the time, and you both can find time to sleep and rest for some
need to plan in advance how they will take care of the baby once it is born.
They have to plan to split the baby’s responsibility between each other so that
no one feels isolated and compelled to do it alone. This coordinated effort is
essential because parents must understand that the mother is still recovering
from childbirth and cannot manage the baby on her own.
a pair, they can divide the activities among themselves based on what they do
Establish a baby feeding schedule
to the overwhelming nature of caring for a baby and lack of sleep, you might
not remember your baby’s food schedule.
might overfeed or underfeed the baby. But, remember, this is not a test, so
there is no need to keep everything in mind and make mistakes—unless you have a
easier way to manage baby feeding is to establish a schedule and keep a
journal. You can enter details such as how much milk your baby consumes in one
day, how many times you should feed the baby, and when was the last time your
baby had food.
can also mention your baby’s sleep schedule, the frequency and hours of sleep,
and their sleep-to-wake pattern. When meeting your pediatrician, you can take
this journal and discuss the baby’s routine with your doctor.
everything written down, your doctor can quickly pinpoint anomalies and
prescribe remedial measures.
journal will not only help you remind you about your baby’s sleep and feeding.
It will also help when someone else, such as the baby’s grandparents, or a
caregiver, is babysitting.
you are a tech-savvy mom, you can find a lot of apps designed for this purpose.
But still, nothing can beat the old pen and paper duo.
Do not neglect your diet
about it, how will you care for your baby if you are not healthy yourself?
is easy to forget your food and health between your baby’s feeding and sleeping
routine. You have to understand that you are not yet your old self; your body
just went through a major transformation and is still in the recovery phase.
importantly, you are exhausted, sleep-deprived, and stressed.
top of that, your baby demands your attention and care for hours on end. So,
even if food is not the first thought on your mind right now, It should be.
You must pamper your body and keep it
nourished with ample hydration and nutrients to fulfill your mommy duties.
Forget about unhealthy food
does not mean you can eat anything. The more we emphasize this, the better; you
only need healthy food.
just a few cookies, guzzling down a crisper burger deal, and gulping down a can
of soda devastate your health and your baby’s.
if binging on ready-made snacks seems like an easy way out and the most
attractive option. You must still avoid and choose healthier options, such as
salads, fruits, and prepped meals.
body needs a healthy diet for recovery and breastfeeding
efforts. If you don’t have a
family member to help prepare meals, hire a chef temporarily for a few months
until you are healthy enough to do it on your own.
birth to a baby is just the start of a very demanding period of your life.
you are through the birthing period and land into the caregiving period, you
will feel that the former was much easier than the latter. Though both are
demanding periods of your life, in the case of caregiving, you have to care for
a new life, too, which is entirely dependent on you.