Wednesday, 24 February 2016

After Delivery – Please Take Care

Giving birth is one of the most painful but is the most beautiful thing that a woman can experience  which is valueless. 

The moment the baby arrives,  there is a certain degree of happiness  for the mother  which  other event  cannot capture.   And  the happiness  keep going until to certain extent the mother ignore what are they should do after delivery process.

For mother,  it is important or essential to  concern about their personal health care so that  they and their baby will be safe from any disease or illness.
While  it is made known that  we should give   one hundred percent attention to the new-born baby  but  you should not neglect  your health while in the process of recovery after delivery.

Here, I would like to share some tips on how you should take care  after you have been discharged from the delivery room or hospital.

Relax and  Rest

It is exhausted  giving birth due to stretch long hour . You must rest, deep rest  to regain your energy and revitalised your body system.  Limit  visitors as big crowd will add up to exhaustion . I am sure it is difficult to do this as your families and community are eager  too , to welcome you and your newborn baby.  While your baby is asleep , that the best time for you to rest and relax.  Any chores, let your husband to do it while you are in confinement of delivery.

Limit your Lifting

Do not perform any lifting except your baby.  You should not  lift anything that is heavier  than your baby’s weight.   Any pressure due to lifting movement may cause injuries  especially  if you just  came home from hospital or  having  surgical cut at your perineum or abdomen.

Get assistance..

Your family , relatives and friends  will be glad to help you during your process of confinement. They understand your situation as they ( the ladies) has gone through the process before ( delivery).  Let them know that you need their help especially when your husband start working back .They will help you in doing simple chores such as cooking,  laundry , cleaning and babysitting too.

Be  Hygienical

Always wash your hands after doing something to decrease the risk of infection that can be passed on to your baby. Do this very often especially after visiting the John, feeding your baby or changing his diaper.

Keep  Taking  Your  Vitamins

You need vitamins to regain your health and your doctor will never forget the prescription before you leave the hospital.  Unless doctor say so, never discontinue it but to finish it.

Pre-natal vitamins are very important especially the ones containing supplementary iron.

Healthy diet

Eat  healthily  by taking the right food after delivery.    Any bad habits that you  have before, please  let it go.  Avoid taking foods or drinking that rich in alcohol and caffeine.  Your diet is important for your baby’s health especially  if you’re breastfeeding.


As every  know it  is advised to  drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday. You can also include milk and juice in your meals.


Start a simple and moderate exercise.  Start with a simple walk around your neighbourhood will do. Exercise can strengthen your body’s performance and keep you physically fit.

Visit your physician

This should be done right after a week of delivery. Always make an appointment to visit your obstetrician to know your present condition and what are the things that your still need to do or not to do.

Remember, never  neglect  your personal health care after pregnancy  for the sake of   you and your child .


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