Pregnancy is one of the biggest dreams of women, but it always has a great concern, the postpartum. What will my body look like after birth? Will I be able to take care of everything on my own? Will I be able to breastfeed?
There are so many questions and fears that affect women in this phase, that we will try to clarify some points and in this way try to go through the postpartum period without so many worries and with the greatest possible tranquility, because in this period all she will need most is peace and quiet to recover and take care of your little baby.
The postpartum period lasts an average of 40 days , also known as a quarantine or protection that accompanies postpartum menstruation . Many myths and care of the ancients are preserved until today, some already confirmed as simply unfounded history, are no longer followed today.
Postpartum Myths and Truths
In the past, women spent 40 days without washing their hair after giving birth for fear of suffering from headaches that could last that same period. According to the ancients, if you broke the guard you would suffer from intense pain not only during this period but also for the rest of your life. Nowadays, since it has no connection whatsoever, women wash their hair right after being released to get out of bed and do their hygiene normally.
Another very important fact to clarify is about food . In the postpartum period, women should be more careful with the food they consume, not only because of their recovery and healing in case of cesarean section or episection points, but because all food ingested will be passed through the milk to the baby.
Women in this phase should drink a lot of water , which in addition to hydrating it will increase milk production . Include in your menu fruits, vegetables and greens mainly of dark green leaves and lean meats. Avoid fried foods, sodas, sweets and very spicy foods, as they can cause gas in the baby, causing very strong cramps and a lot of crying.
Regarding the postpartum sex life, there are many myths too, when in fact it is very simple. The couple can return to an active sexual life right after the end of the guard , which can last from 30 to 40 days, ending the bleeding why not ?? Just be sure to prevent yourself, if you do not want to get pregnant again, there are some contraceptives appropriate for those who are breastfeeding and should be indicated by your doctor. Because contrary to what they say, women who breastfeed do not get pregnant is a big myth , women can start ovulating after 7 to 9 weeks after delivery, so it is not a safe method to prevent pregnancy.
A tip for new moms: do you want to improve the pleasure of sex in this new phase? Use water-based lubricating gels that play the role of cervical mucus and still control vaginal pH, reducing the chances of proliferation of fungi and bacteria responsible for infections. Famivita has developed the perfect lubricant for tempting women and women in general, FamiGel . You can buy it here in our online store.
Now a subject that interests all moms who are going through the postpartum period, is whether breastfeeding really gets thinner . Yes, it is absolutely true, obviously if the woman does physical exercises and eat properly the weight loss will be even faster and healthier, but breastfeeding itself makes the woman regain her weight from before pregnancy more fast, as the woman spends around 700 calories to produce 1 liter of milk for her little baby.
Speaking of physical exercise, which is another myth that is much talked about, it is usually heard that postpartum women cannot do physical activities and it is another big mistake. Of course, you should not arrive from the maternity hospital and go jogging, as your body is still recovering from childbirth, but after an average of 6 weeks you can return to the practice of light exercises , such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, yoga and other exercises that do not. they will only help you lose weight, but how to get back to your old shape even faster.
In general, postpartum should only take even more special care right after the baby is born, in order to recover the stitches if necessary, otherwise, the mother can have a normal life and routine, without so many neuroses and worries. The deal is very short your baby and that moment and be happy!
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.