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5 Important Things You Shouldn't Forget To Do After Giving Birth

The postpartum period may seem easy for you, but it's challenging. According to Sherry Ross, M. D at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, the postpartum period is one of the topics that people don't talk about. They ignore it and focus on pregnancy and the delivery period, not knowing that postpartum is the most challenging period hormonally, physically, and emotionally.

I've compiled a list of 5 things that you should do after giving birth, go through them below.

1. Eating enough food.

As a mother, your body needs good nutrition and a balanced diet. Food gives energy to your body and also improves both you and your baby's health. And the best period of eating is when you are feeding your baby. Make sure foods are available in your refrigerator and stores and reduce your fluids intake.

2. Keep taking your prenatal vitamins.

According to researches, some women usually stop taking their parental vitamins after giving birth. They tend to overlook the importance of vitamins. If you're breastfeeding, your body needs more minerals and vitamins. Try to visit your doctor to know the doses of omega-3 fish oil and vitamin D that your body needs.

3. Get more sleep.

Sleeping is the best way of relaxation and recovery. You may not get enough sleep because of your baby's disturbance. The best time for sleeping is when your baby is asleep.

4. Be patient with breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding goes with pain and discomfort. It hurts at first, but as time goes by, you will use to it. It's just a matter of time. Moreover, don't ignore pain. If you're experiencing any form of discomfort in your body, visit your doctor immediately.

5. Ask for help.

The postpartum period is exhausting and stressful. Try to be asking for your partner's assistance. You can be cooking, and your partner may be babysitting your baby, it's a good thing.

Source: self.com

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