Without a doubt, the maternity period is the most beautiful and exciting in a woman’s life. Being a mother is not an easy task. The new mother is very happy to hold her baby in her arms, but at the same time, she is going through a period full of special moments and many simultaneous challenges. She faces problems related to her own health, but also problems related to feeding and raising the little one.
During the postnatal period, the mother may have some difficulties in terms of health, which lasts about 6-8 weeks. Doctors say that now physiological processes and certain changes are taking place in the woman’s body.
After birth, the so-called maternal instinct is formed and the new mother’s behavior changes a little.
Her body returns to its pre-pregnancy state and the function of the mammary glands is established. They undergo certain changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Colostrum secretion occurs about 2-3 days after the birth of the baby. Milk secretion is regulated by the nervous and hormonal systems.
Many women have problems with the pelvic floor, which is the so-called perineum – a group of muscles that have a role in supporting the organs of the lower abdomen. After childbirth, the pelvic floor is affected, because vaginal birth causes the tissues to stretch up to 245% of their resting length, and this leads to muscle weakness. The new mother will go through a rather stressful period (she may also have problems with urinary incontinence), and sometimes in order to heal faster, they could also seek the help of a specialist. In the case of cesarean delivery, the risk of pelvic floor dysfunction is lower.
In conclusion, the mother needs a recovery period, where doctors’ advice can help her recover faster. For example, doctors recommend certain products that help in the treatment of constipation, such as certain essential oils, stool conditioners or laxatives, drinking fluids to prevent dehydration, and eating fruits, vegetables, and cereals that have fiber to normalize bowel movements.
Specialist doctors can also offer recommendations to women in case of various health problems, such as:
Pain in the vagina, pain when urinating, difficulty urinating
- Swelling in the rectum or vagina, muscle spasms
- Urinary tract infections
- Weakness in the abdominal area during certain activities
- Leaking when bending, sneezing, lifting, etc.
- In the postnatal period, it is important to hydrate the body, to prevent constipation, fatigue, swelling, cramps, and headaches.
During this period, the mother could use certain recovery products that would make her life easier. Postnatal recovery products are numerous and include medicated tampons, postnatal absorbents, and more. Appropriate clothing and items for breastfeeding are also required, such as:
Pacifiers, teat for baby bottles, diapers
· Special care cream for scars and stretch marks
· Body milk for massage and others.
The mother must take care of herself, and do everything possible to restore her health. That’s what it’s for getting enough sleep and eating properly. Sleep helps her recover, and improves her mood and energy.
And her posture is important. This must be correct especially when holding the baby, so as not to affect its posture and cause back pain. Using a baby carrier will help her in distributing the baby’s load on her body. It can be used from birth, it is comfortable and ergonomic, and it adapts well to each child.
The diet must be balanced and rich in nutrients to feel better and full of vitality.
The mother and baby products should also not be missing, which also include a series of diaper changing accessories, feeding accessories, baby bottles, nasal aspirators, baby thermometers, baby cosmetics, pacifiers, baby monitors, toys, etc.
Mother also needs walks in the fresh air, but also very light exercises for her hips, legs, neck, and back. Mood matters a lot during this period, especially since some women can also suffer from depression and need help.