When you discovered you were pregnant, you were happy and already knew that your life was going to change forever. You couldn’t wait to bring your baby home from the hospital and start your life together. Now that you have delivered a healthy baby and you’re both home safe and sound, it’s really starting to sink in that things have changed forever.
You’re thrilled, but probably a little overwhelmed and a whole lot exhausted. That’s where the wonderful mothers at TrulyMama come in. TrulyMama is a site that focuses on new mothers and their babies. You can get advice from mothers there who have been where you are. Advice, such as how to deal with being exhausted, problems with breastfeeding, and many other motherhood issues can be found and answered in the community.
There are quite a few mothers in need of post-pregnancy tips who have used the forums. If you are struggling with postpartum depression or are feeling severely anxious, the best thing to do is contact your doctor for treatment. If not, here are a few other post-pregnancy tips you need to know.
Ignore your stomach for a few weeks.
The good news is that you will lose that baby weight. As a new mom, you probably think that you had the baby, so your stomach should disappear overnight, right? Wrong. It takes about six to eight weeks for your stomach to lose the swelling and start returning to your pre-baby shape. That’s when you can start losing the baby weight and getting back to the old you. Don’t rush it, take your time and remember that healthy is more important than thin.
Go all natural on cleaning products and skincare.
You’ve probably already decided to go all natural on your cleaning products because of having a newborn in your home. It’s also a good idea to go all-natural on your skincare products as well, especially if you’re breastfeeding and tend to use a lot of lotions.
In addition to using natural products when it comes to lotions, it’s also a good idea to make sure you have all-natural mosquito repellent on hand. You probably started with effective natural mosquito control when you were pregnant because of the Zika virus and how it affected expectant mothers and their babies. Keep up the all natural mosquito repellant after the baby arrives as well.
There are also other dangers of mosquito bites to mothers and children. That’s why you want to have a natural repellent on hand, especially right after you give birth and if it is in the middle of summer. Some natural repellents to use are lemongrass, lemon eucalyptus oil, lavender and witch hazel. There are many insect repellents out there for disease control, so mosquito bites can be avoided by new mothers such as yourself.
You may lose some of your hair.
If you start noticing that your hair isn’t as thick as it used to be, or it’s coming out in strands in your hairbrush since you’ve had the baby, it’s nothing to worry about. You probably remember having full, shiny hair the entire time you were pregnant. That’s because your estrogen levels are higher when you’re pregnant, which stops your hair from falling out the way it usually does. Don’t worry, it’ll all even out soon and your hair will be back to normal.
Babies get super fussy around six to seven weeks old.
Just an extra tip to throw out there for moms that are worriers. When babies reach about six weeks old, at the most seven weeks, they tend to start getting super-fussy. It’s nothing to worry about, but if it persists for too long, you should make an appointment to have the baby seen and your fears waylaid by a doctor.
These are just a few of the tips you need to know post-pregnancy. Almost everything is normal, and you will return to your normal existence with time.