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After Delivery Myth & Postpartum Care

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After Delivery Myth & Postpartum Care

Postpartum is referred to as the six-week tenure after childbirth. It is a crucial time for the mother to make a bond with the baby while taking some time for body healing.

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 However, several myths surrounding this period often make it difficult for mothers to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Here are a few insights that could help you regarding the same. 

Common myths around postpartum care:

  • Avoid hot foods and cold foods. (Hot as in brinjal and cold as in lady's finger).
  • Paan is a rich source of calcium for mothers. Fact says that paan can do nothing but stain the mother's teeth. 
  • Cold foods like fruit juice and curd can cause pus after c - section. 
  • Radiations from screens are harmful to babies. 
  • Ghee strengthens joints after delivery. 
  • Postpartum tummy binding could get your stomach back in shape.
  • Wearing brassiere post-delivery hampers milk production.
  • Postpartum care: the need

Self-Care for New Moms: Prioritizing Your Wellbeing After Delivery

Postpartum care is necessary for new moms as they are at risk of serious and sometimes life-threatening health complications in the days and weeks after giving birth. Estimates say that many new moms have died as they did not get such care.

 Here are a few tips for post-delivery care that new moms must be aware of -

  • Get plenty of rest. Take your healing time to cope with tiredness and fatigue. 
  • Seek practical help around the house. 
  • Increase fluid intake for breastfeeding. Eat healthy meals. 
  • Exercise daily for a speedy recovery.
  • Work on core strengthening. 
  • Fight the baby blues with meditation and the required medication. 
  • Continue with your prenatal vitamins
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine. 
  • Avoid using tampons at least for the first week. 

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