5 Ways To Improve Your Postpartum Health During Lockdown
2020 hasn’t been kind to any of us. While a serious coronavirus infection in newborns is rare, it’s still something that will be at the forefront of your mind as a new mum. This will only add to your stress levels as you navigate the road of new motherhood. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help to ease your stress as we ride out what will hopefully be the final wave of the pandemic. Here are five ways to improve your postpartum health during lockdown.
1) Pamper Yourself
We know! You’ve just had a baby, and tasks such as washing your hair and brushing your teeth now fall firmly into the if-you-get-the-chance category. But, as the saying goes, ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’, so don’t be shy about allocating some time for a spot of pampering. Something as simple as a soak in the tub can leave you feeling revitalized, and if you chuck in some Mum Bub Hub Postpartum Bath Soak you’ll also experience tremendous healing benefits down below – never a bad thing post-birth!
2) Eat Well
Mental and physical health go hand-in-hand, and eating the right food is the best way to improve your physical health. Fortunately, even if stay-at-home orders have not lifted in your area it’s likely that the mummy-to-be nester in you probably stocked the pantry high, so you’ll have a healthy range of foods to enjoy. Rice, soups and sandwiches, and even stews made from leftovers can create a great foundation for healthy meals. You can also order healthy options from recipe box company Hello Fresh.
3) Call A Friend
One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself right now is to have a conversation with loved ones. Positive interaction with friends is known to lower stress levels, and it can also help you heal. If you’re not able to have face-to-face get togethers, set up a Zoom call with your favourite people.
4) Accentuate The Positive
If your home environment feels anything other than positive and perky, it’s time to let the negativity out and the positivity in. Simple things such as rearranging the furniture (definitely draft in your other half for this one, especially if you’re recovering after a C-Section), or opening the door to let in the fresh air can have an immediate and profound impact on the energy within your home.
5) Take A Nap
Sleep is the most often overlooked facet of self-care, particularly for new mums. But sleep remains crucial, and you cannot care for yourself or your family as effectively if you’re
chronically fatigued. Invest in some aromatherapy candles, a relaxing pillow spray, and cozy bed sheets. Then, sleep when your baby sleeps!
All of the above self-care tips can help your body look and feel as excited and energetic as your mind. From doing something nice for yourself and eating well to simply picking up the
phone and calling a friend or taking a nap, how you treat yourself now lays the foundation for your life as a parent. Don’t start out on the wrong foot—you will only regret neglecting yourself in the years to come. Above all, don’t forget to treat yourself!