After giving birth there are some things that you can expect to happen. These include:
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to relieve the stress and pain that comes with giving birth:
Jamu postnatal massages have become a very popular way to relieve stress and pain in Singapore. The post-delivery massage focuses on the physical and mental well-being of the new mother and involves the stimulation of various body parts and the use of hot stones, oils, and herbs. You can also opt to have your post-natal massage at home which, according to some is the best post-natal massage as it invites positive energy into your home.
JOINING SUPPORT GROUPS/ SEEING A COUNSELLOR
Joining a support group of new and old mothers and speaking to a counselor can answer many of the burning questions you may have pre and post-partum. Additionally, they may help to relieve stress and suggest other ways to relieve pain and stress.
Some people believe that after giving birth, mothers should be put on bed rest and refrain from exercising. However, there are some, not labor intensive, exercises that can ease a new mother’s mind and relieve pain. These include stretching, taking your baby for a walk in your stroller, Kegels, or gentle yoga.
While it is important to give your baby all the attention he or she requires, you must pay attention to yourself for the sake of your mental well-being. So, share duties with your partner to give yourself time to yourself or take your “me time” when your baby rests. This can be achieved by taking a walk, catching up on an interesting TV series, indulging in a good book or even taking a hot shower to reflect on the miracle that is life.
New mothers, always remember to never neglect your own health, be it mentally or physically. Your baby’s health may be key, but so is yours. Take care of yourself and you can take even better care of your newborn.