It is said that a lady is born several times in her life. She goes on several adventures which exposes her to many experiences including post pregnancy problems which we are going to talk about in this blog. Read ahead!
With all these new roles that a woman has to take on means that a lady gets to mold herself quite a many times in her life.
And One of the main aspects of her life is when she has to change herself and become a mom.
Being a mom is sure the hardest job in this world and everyone acknowledges the fact that being a mom is hard but what nobody talks about is the journey a woman goes on when she becomes a Mom including pregnancy, post-pregnancy, the changes in body and what not. Many moms might not even be aware of the facts that take place during their pregnancies and immediately after that.
Moms are so engrossed in noting every little detail of how their baby is blossoming into a real person that there own physical and mental health and in this blog, we are going to talk about some of the post-pregnancy problems and how to deal with them efficiently.
Here are some of the facts about motherhood, post pregnancy and the changes a mom’s body go through which you might have looked over:
1. Pregnancy and Motherhood can change a mom’s brain.
Don’t believe it? Yes, It might sound crazy but it’s true.
The hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy can lead to permanent brain alterations hence resulting in permanent changes in a mom’s brain.
So ladies, gear yourself up when papa bear says that you have changed after you became a mom.
You now know that yes you have actually changed.
Be really proud of it though!
2. Babies know and can recognize the voice of their mom even from before they are born.
Yes, that’s a fact again. Babies can easily differentiate between the voice of their mom and others.
Moms start bonding with their babies since their pregnancy days.
They can hear everything.
I used to talk a lot to baby Y. I used to blabber almost everything that I wanted him to hear.
And he used to react to the things at times too by kicking and making random movements which feel magical and out of this world.
During my ultrasound I noticed him reacting to my voice too.
So ladies, try this if you don’t believe me.
And if you have experienced something like this with your baby during and after pregnancy then leave your story in the comment section. I would love to hear your story!
3. Mommying Tip: Carry Your Maternal Clothes for the Trip Back to Home from Hospital
This is something most ladies can’t digest! Once you delivered the baby, doesn’t mean that you would get in your normal body shape immediately.
You would still look like you are 7 months pregnant for a few weeks but don’t worry because gradually it’s going to be in the normal shape.
But the tummy pouch is something I am still fighting with.
P.S. Don’t secretly criticize yourself. You have just made a human and that’s a big big thing to do. Give yourself some love, pampering and time.
4. You Change and Your Moods too.
You are not a happy go lucky person after bearing a child inside you and giving birth to a human being.
Of Course, you won’t be!! You have just been operated on or gone through a vaginal birth. Your body is sure too sore to handle anything at that moment.
Those stitches are not fun to handle. You can’t sit, walk or talk at your ease.
Along with that, you need to take care of your baby, breastfeeding, diaper changes and whatnot.
Mommying Tip: Ice packs are a boon for new moms. For everything else, give your body some time to get in the original place. You take care of yourself by consuming proper nutritional foods and take the prescribed medicines regularly.
And don’t forget to look at the miracle you just created and feel proud of yourself.
5. Sleep deprivation is a thing!
No one can understand this statement better than a new mom.
A baby has to feed on every two hours. They don’t know the clock.
Just as u think you will doze off, you would hear your baby’s cry who’s hungry and wants you to give up on your sleep and attend to their needs.
So, prepare yourself as sleep deprivation is always going to be there, you are going to be tired almost all time.
This may lead your body to experience headaches, irritation, depression, confusion and what not.So, just a single piece of advice for all the sleep deprived moms out there: “SLEEP WHENEVER AND WHEREVER YOU CAN.” Click To Tweet
6. Feeling lonely is Okay!
It’s nothing new that new moms might feel lonely. Try to talk more and more to your partner about how you feel. Emotional support is the only that you need after you have experienced giving birth.
But why do we feel lonely?
A new mom may end up thinking that why only she has to give up on everything like body shape, sleep, rest, food, outings etc.
But on the other side of this story, you are the only person who gets to be the mom to the little angel laying your lap.
Just look into those big eyes of the little human you created and you will feel proud and say this to yourself: “Yes, I have created a miracle.”
Mommying Tip: You can join mom clubs or groups to feel good and talk to other moms who are sailing in the same boat.
7. Breastfeeding is not at all a cake walk
It seems to be really simple but it has many many issues that you are about to discover.
Don’t hesitate to contact a lactation consultant if you face any issues related to breastfeeding.
Some issues you might come across are the baby not latching, inverted nipples, painful feeding, cracked nipples, baby not responding, lack of milk production etc.
So if you feel any issues from above kindly don’t wait for your baby to cry in hunger. Contact a consultant or your doctor, hospital staff or baby’s pediatrician immediately.
With everything said and done, being a mom is not easy and the journey is far from a cakewalk. But at the end of the day, you get to live this journey with a miracle by your side.