In the life of every woman, the postpartum period is no less important than the actual pregnancy itself. Of course, you should not expect that after childbirth, life will normalize by itself. Indeed, you are unlikely to experience the same aching pain in the legs or toxicosis, but you will have a baby, and he will be able to radically change your life. It turns out that pregnancy is just a preliminary stage.
If it seems to a pregnant woman that she perfectly understands her baby, then with the birth of him everything will change dramatically — it will be difficult for you to understand why the baby is crying or how to swaddle him correctly. In addition, the constant demand for breasts will be added, and, of course, sleepless nights. However, all this is offset by a huge sense of happiness from the fact that from now on you have a tiny piece of yourself in your hands.
Nevertheless, you must be prepared for the fact that the way of life of your family will change dramatically — after all, all worries and total time will now have to be divided not into two, but into three, and the child will require maximum of your care. That is why the postpartum period is considered a difficult test for both men and women. It will seem to the newly-made dad that his woman perceives him exclusively as a breadwinner, ceasing to give a piece of warmth.
Of course, both spouses must behave correctly in order for life to improve in the new family and it becomes comfortable to live in it. It should be borne in mind that the restoration of the couple’s relationship should be carried out with all possible tenderness and trust. Moreover, almost every young mother, to one degree or another, is faced with such a psychological sensation as postpartum depression. After all, the child often cries, the figure after childbirth leaves much to be desired, and the husband ceases to show signs of attention that were so admired earlier.
It is imperative to understand that the wife’s depressive moods are a consequence of hormonal changes in the body, and the figure will not be restored immediately. This fact should be brought to the attention of the husband, and he, in turn, is simply obliged to surround the young mother with double attention and care.
Everything that happens in a woman’s body after childbirth is natural. This is exactly how it was originally laid down by nature itself. Indeed, for nine months, the body of the expectant mother accumulated fat “in reserve” — in case there is no complete food. This program is perfect, because with its help several generations of newborns survived. In addition, the abdominal muscles have been stretched for nine months and cannot immediately become the same. Not surprisingly, the return to the “pre-pregnancy” state will require effort from the woman. As for the duration of the recovery period, its duration is the same as that of the actual pregnancy, that is, 9 months. By the way, the body will bounce back faster if you practice breastfeeding.
By the way, the changed figure is far from the only reason for upsetting a young mother. If during pregnancy the body loses a lot of calcium, the structure of hair and nails changes, and in addition, teeth may begin to crumble. It is clear that their restoration will also require time and effort.
In fact, the life of every woman after childbirth begins anew. Therefore, it is important to take into it only what really matters to you. It will greatly help every young mother in life that her husband will show care and understanding, that friends will find time to take an interest in her affairs, that people in her environment will always be able to help.
Don’t let depression get in the way of your happy motherhood, though. In a period of bad mood, it may be enough for you to hug your baby, hug him to you, inhaling his native smell. Moreover, all the fears of miscarriage and difficult childbirth are already behind and in front of you — your favorite baby.
A quick and easy postpartum recovery is guaranteed if you do not let despair consume you. When you become the same, in the eyes of your soulmate there will be the same delight, and your baby will enjoy life together with a successful and attractive mother. And this fact is worth it to make a sufficient amount of effort.