Whether you are a new mom, have multiple children or just found out you are pregnant, we are here to help you along the process.
So you just gave birth to your new baby, which is a whole experience in itself. We are so proud of you and all your hard work to get to this point! Now is where the real work starts for you and your growing family. There is so much you will learn on your own during this time, but we encourage all our new moms to get all the help and knowledge they can. That is why we found the best tips for new moms from moms who have already gone through this same process.
We are so proud of you and all your hard work to get to this point! Now is where the real work starts for you and your growing family. There is so much you will learn on your own during this time, but we encourage all our new moms to get all the help and knowledge they can. That is why we found the best tips for new moms from moms who have already gone through this same process.
Make time for yourself – New moms can get so wrapped up in what the baby needs, that they forget to take time to take care of themselves. Schedule yourself a mani-pedi spa day for yourself, treat yourself to your favorite food, just make sure you take time to give yourself a break and a moment to get back to yourself.
While feeding your baby, instead of wasting time on your phone, take the short break to meditate. Meditation has been shown to have a host of benefits, including reduce stress, control anxiety, enhance self-awareness, improve your ability to multitask and memory and also increase grey matter in the brain. This will not only calm you, but can calm your baby as well.
Speaking of feeding, make sure you are eating a nutritious diet after giving birth, especially if you are planning on breastfeeding. Your body is recovering from giving birth still and dealing with less sleep and hormone changes and won’t react well if you are eating a poor diet or not eating enough food. Let your body naturally adjust to life after pregnancy, don’t be in a rush to lose your baby weight.
Take a prenatal vitamin – Even though they are small, your baby does a lot of important growing in the first month in the womb, like the neural cord which will develop into the brain and spinal cord. Prenatal vitamin includes essential nutrients like calcium, folic acid, and iron, which will help you in throughout your pregnancy.
Exercise – Keeping a healthy weight during pregnancy has been shown to have plenty of benefits for your growing baby and has been shown to make delivery easier. Even walking in a cool area or indoors can be shown to help. Speak with your doctor to see what kind of activity would work best for you.
Drink Water and Then Drink Some More – While pregnant, your blood volume goes up to 50 percent due to supplying oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and also taking carbon dioxide and waste away. Water will help with this and help you avoid hemorrhoids, constipation, swelling, fatigue and much more.
Check the Scale – Pregnancy cravings are a real thing, but indulging too much can be detrimental to your health and your baby. What can be even worse is not gaining enough weight and even cause developmental problems. Here are the recent guidelines according to the Institute of Medicine: