Unfamiliar, awkward, and painful, isn't the postpartum body feel like? We can understand this. It's unrealistic that for most postpartum women go through hormonal shifts, little sleep, and still try to heal after a vaginal or surgical birth. And, why not? The body goes through immense stress and load to carry and nurture a baby. One thing woman should understand is that her body has changed. Her body is fierce and strong and what her body went through is pure magic. So, let’s just stop criticizing our body and give ourselves time to embrace.
Here we have mentioned few ways to deal with your postpartum body:
- Give yourself a break: This is a common sentence you might have probably heard; however, it still bears repeating. It took nine months to gain the weight, so you cannot expect it to vanish overnight.
- Your hormones will swing: You can get upset over silly things, you may feel like you’re not a good mom, and this is common. Anything and everything may set you off. After postpartum, the body still tries to balance out hormones.
- Give yourself some body time: This doesn't mean go to the gym. Just take a bath in hot tub after the baby is asleep. If nothing, you can simply roll around with your baby on the floor. This will help you to stretch and twist and lightly rock on your back. If possible, connect with fitness expert to know more about your body needs.
- Eat right, eat well: It is important to consume quality food to nurture yourself and your baby. Good eating habits can help you out to get back to body shape.
- Appreciate and accept yourself: Certainly, it is true that pregnancy create lot of changes in the body. The changes in your body should be appreciated and valued.
- Be grateful for the kid: Look at your kid, this is something incredible that your body just did. So, stop demotivating yourself and look at the big picture.
These are some of the ways by which you can deal with postpartum body. If you still find anything, we suggest you consult your doctor.