Motherhood changes you, inside and out. While welcoming a newborn remains one of the most memorable occasions on the calendar, it’s challenging to be prepared for what post-pregnancy recovery entails for new mums. Everything about your pregnancy journey makes for an unforgettable experience in your life, including all the beautiful changes in your body. As such, it’s normal for new mummies to have to spend some time coping with the changes.
In a time overflowing with joy and happiness, it’s essential to park aside some time for yourself to recuperate and nurse your body back to its pink of health. With that, here are some tips on how to ease into and take care of your postpartum condition.
Even though ensuring adequate rest should be a priority when you undergo postpartum recovery, it’s essential to refrain from lying down for prolonged periods. Incorporate some light exercise to strengthen your muscles and increase your energy levels so you can take on the new chapter of your life head-on.
Non-strenuous activities such as brisk walking, swimming or yoga, are great ways for new mummies to relieve stress, recover from labour and eventually lose pregnancy weight gain. It is vital to know the limits of your postpartum body, though, and maintain a moderate-intensity routine while gradually conditioning your body. Note that your recovery is a priority at this stage, so double-check with a health professional first and receive the green light as a precaution.
It’s important to acknowledge that postpartum journeys can be overwhelming and too much to bear. As you juggle with your recovering body and caring for a new life, recognise that you might not be at your best at all times and know when to ask for help. Consider seeking help from reliable friends and relatives to help with simple household chores and meal preparations or take turns caring for your newborn.
It’s normal for most postpartum journeys to cause stress on new mummies, so it’s best not to give yourself too hard of a time and look for ways to ease your load. Rest assured that feelings of anxiety and fear are widespread and do not represent your worth as a strong mummy.
Getting adequate sleep is crucial for any average person, even more so for new mummies who are recuperating post-pregnancy. Clock sufficient quality rest that your body needs to not only grow accustomed to the exciting new chapter but also to leave you recharged and refreshed to look after your bundle of joy.
With the many new responsibilities thrust upon you, it can be challenging to catch the recommended amount of more than seven hours of sleep nightly. That said, keep in mind a standard piece of advice to ‘sleep when the baby sleeps’. If you have postpartum insomnia, incorporate some relaxing breathing exercises or a soothing meditation routine — these will do wonders in providing you with some much-needed shut-eye.
Incorporating a healthy diet will provide new mummies with the essential nutrients to support a solid and healthy postpartum recovery. As with the nutritious diet maintained throughout your pregnancy journey, it is necessary to maintain a balanced diet that includes enriched minerals, supplements and vitamins, such as leafy greens, whole grains, dietary fibres and fruits.
While there are various culture-specific practices and beliefs, highly nutritious home-brewed beverages and tonics, such as hawthorn tea, ginger porridge and chicken essence, are widely believed to support the recovery of new mummies in Chinese households.
And new mummies, there’s no better time than now to pamper yourself with the best chicken essence in Singapore.
Rich in beneficial small molecule proteins and 18 types of amino acids, these blends of chicken essence for post pregnancy aid in nursing your postpartum body back to its healthy robustness. The glutamic acid present helps accelerate postpartum wound healing, and tryptophan helps to stabilise one’s mood and boosts spirits.
Additionally, Chicken Essence for Breastfeeding is the perfect choice for breastfeeding mummies. The nutritious blend includes Vaccaria Seed, which is believed to promote smooth lactation and ease of milk secretion.
Packed with a wide range of premium herbs, these tailor-made blends available at Tian Yuan Xiang are perfect for supporting new mummies as you ease into your new life chapters.
As you juggle around-the-clock care between caring for a newborn and the stress and lack of sleep that naturally follows, the weeks after delivery can undoubtedly be challenging to navigate. As such, it’s more important than ever to take care of your mental well-being and your physical health to recharge yourself for the exciting chapter of your life.