After a hectic schedule of delivery and post-delivery medication in the hospital, it's time to come home! Be ready to relax at your peaceful abode and your special bedroom that would be already decorated for you and a baby! By the time, you should start taking post-pregnancy care of yourself. While you are taking a complete care of your newborn, you should never neglect yourself.
Some important points to remember:
While you have returned home from the hospital, taking complete rest is essential. Do not hesitate to ask for the help from your family members. Leave the household tasks on them or hire a housekeeper. Take as much as rest you can that will keep you fresh to spend time with your baby. Many times, you may feel tired as there will be an excessive strain on your muscles due to holding, lifting, soothing and playing with your baby all the day long. Get a complete body massage from the professionals that will relax and pacify your mind and body. Your shoulders, back, waist, arms, and neck need a thorough massage every day to keep you soothed and rejuvenated.
As you are breastfeeding your baby at regular intervals in a day, there is a greater probability of getting dehydrated. So make sure to drink as much as water and fluids like fresh fruit juices. A healthy and wholesome food is vital that includes fresh vegetables, legumes, cereals, grains. You need to gain proteins, iron, and calcium through your daily diet to stay fit and fine.
Don't forget to complete 6 to 7 hrs of your daily sleep. As your baby's sleeping patterns are fluctuant during the early stages, you might have to stay awake at night when she is not ready to sleep. So, try to complete your sleep when your baby is fast asleep. It will help you to feel fresh later when your hectic schedule with baby will begin.