How to Make Your Postpartum Recovery Easier

Posted by Elaine on January 20th, 2019

It's no surprise that new moms can have a hard time healing after childbirth. 

Of course, they've never been through the experience so most are caught completely off guard at how much pain they're in. 

How does a new mom prepare herself for postpartum healing?

Is there really a way to relieve and minimize pain during the postpartum time?

It's not surprising that new moms spend most of their time on baby prep and no time on postpartum care for themselves.

I hope that bringing it to the attention of more moms to be, I'll be able to help them get ready for healing and getting adjusted to life with their new baby.

Let's take a look at some postpartum recovery tips that will make every new mom's life much easier. 

These tips are just for mom.

They'll help her feel more comfortable so she can get back to enjoying her time with the baby. 

Here are the top 3 things that need to be part of postpartum care: 

  1. Have pain relief ready (your choice)
  2. Consider a postpartum sitz bath (get your doctors approval first)
  3. Have your postpartum comfort items easily accessible.

What do I mean by postpartum comfort items?

It's those things that you enjoy in your daily life that make you feel happy. 

For instance, I love my coffee but was fearful of spilling hot liquid all over my brand new baby. 

That also meant drinking coffee cold most of the time. 

While that might seem insignificant, it didn't make me feel too good while I was trying to heal and get used to having a baby in the first place. 

New moms are experiencing an entire life shift so it's nice to have the little things that make them feel good. 

I started using a no-spill travel mug and it made all the difference. 

My baby was safe and I could actually enjoy my coffee while it was warm. 

I'm telling you, the little things that make you happy while you're recovering make all the difference. 

Circling back to feeling comfortable, it really should be the theme of your postpartum recovery. 

Do the things that make you feel safe and secure. 

No, it's not selfish for you to be concerned about yourself. 

A mom who feels good can then be the best version of herself which helps her family. 

Having your choice of pain relief on hand is another way to make yourself feel better. 

There's a lot of talk about how good it is to use pain meds if you're breastfeeding, but a better idea is to research a pain relief method that is both safe for baby and makes sense to you. 

In other words, don't just suffer. 

Once you're through the first initial days of postpartum recovery, consider using a postpartum sitz bath to help reduce inflammation and keep things clean down there. 

There are many ways to take a sitz bath so do your research and figure out what makes sense to you. 

I found that sitz baths helped physically but also mentally and emotionally. 

They gave me an excuse for a much-needed break and a little "me" time where no one bugged me for a solid 15 minutes. 

I could collect myself and get my thoughts in order and that might have helped me keep postpartum depression at bay. 

There you have it, 3 simple postpartum tips that will help you get started planning your own care. 

Remember making yourself comfortable is not selfish. 

In fact, it's needed!

Let me know what will be apart of your postpartum recovery plan!

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