No matter, how many parenting stories you have read or how many impish kids you took care of back in the day, nothing can prepare you for the superabundance & torrent of emotions that strike once you bring that squishy little mini to your home. As you are super excited to be a new mom, admit it that you are also kind of a debacle. Here are 5 crucial things which should be prioritized by a new mother in her post-partum period.
“The post-partum phase is the least talked about time during the entire pregnancy cycle, yet it’s the most challenging hormonally, physically, and emotionally”
-A doctor at Hameedah Memorial Hospital-Lahore
Continue Taking Your Prenatal Vitamins
Many women think that once they have delivered the baby, they do not need to carry on taking their prenatal vitamins, but this is a big NO. If you are nursing your baby, your body crucially needs more vitamins and minerals than during your whole pregnancy. You should also talk to your obstetrician or gynecologist about increasing your doses of vitamin D, omega 3 Fish Oil, Iron & Calcium to ensure that your child scores the vital nutrients he/she needs.
Get Your Kegel On
Once your doctor finally gives you the green light, go easy on yourself, you did just push out a tiny human, after all. Start by walking and strolling with your newborn 20-30 minutes daily then gradually start Kegel exercises soon after delivery. Kegel exercises help in strengthening of pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder, uterus, rectum & small intestine says a gynecologist at Marham-
“Pregnancy and childbirth can weaken your pelvic floor muscles, resulting in uncomfortable pelvic pressure and unwanted urine leakage.”
There are many factors that can weaken your pelvic floor muscles, including childbirth, pregnancy, aging, surgery, excessive straining from constipation or chronic coughing, and be being overweight is also a cause. Kegel exercise is usually preferred during pregnancy or after childbirth to prevent urinary incontinence.
You Might Get Some Benefit From Doing Kegel Exercises if You
- Leak a few drops of urine while sneezing, laughing, coughing or climbing stairs (Stress Incontinence).
- Have a strong or sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of urine (urge incontinence).
- Leak stool (fecal incontinence).
Eat Enough & Healthy
It is very easy to skip a meal especially when you are dealing with the demands of a newborn baby. But, the lack of nutritional values may ultimately sap you of the strength & energy you need to stay on top of your motherhood. You should also need to increase your fluid intake if you are nursing. The breastfeeding process shapes a hormonal reaction that can boost your thirst, so keep a bottle of water handy.
Fix Your Pelvic Floor Muscles With Magnetic Pelvic Chair
Incontinence affects many women for several reasons but one of the most common issues is weakened pelvic floor muscles. It can be due to childbirth, weightlifting or just part of the aging process, the most important part is, the, help is available. Yes, now we should all be doing our pelvic floor exercises but how, when you cannot feel them in the first place? This is the main problem faced by many women, says a Senior Gynecologist at ‘Hameeda Memorial Hospital’ that they have the latest rehabilitation technology in pelvic floor ‘The Magnetic Pelvic Chair’.
Magnetic Pelvic Chair is a non-surgical therapy for the treatment of stress, urge and mixed incontinence in women especially after childbirth, menopause or menstrual period.
How Does This Pelvic Floor Therapy Work?
A Special type of electromagnets has been arranged and built into the seat of this magnetic chair. It creates a small effective magnetic field, which is about the size of a small pineapple. This produces an induction of movement in the pelvic nerves and muscles. When the patient is sitting in the chair, the muscles of the pelvic floor are positioned directly above the magnetic field. By adjusting the strength of the field, the nerves and muscles of the pelvic floor are convinced to contract & relax by the pulsed magnetic fields. Unlike many traditional incontinence treatments, no invasive instruments are used, it is painless & nothing touches the skin.
The maximum outcome of the chair can be accomplished just after 20 sessions. This therapy chair can be very helpful for incontinence after radical prostatectomy. It has long-term benefits, which are dependent on your willingness to change your behavioral habits like diet, weight loss, medications, exercise, etc. For many good reasons, America & Europe has made its use mandatory after the childbirth to forestall further pelvic floor muscular complications & hold off from taking high dose expensive medications.
Hameedah Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in Lahore offering this therapy. So, what are you waiting for, book your online appointment with the gynecologist in Hameedah memorial Hospital & just sit & relax on the most comfortable magnetic pelvic therapy chair here in your city, which can treat all your pelvic floor pain issues after you delivered your baby!
Breastfeeding Needs Patience (It’s harder than it looks)
In the beginning with your squishy newborn, breastfeeding might suck you figuratively. The pain during breastfeeding is hard to get used to, between those blisters, using nipple cream that does not really help, and simultaneous & severe pain from uterine cramping, the entire experience can be sometimes toe-curling. Actually, nursing does not always come easy. It can be a major struggle for any first-time mother, so breathe hard & wait for some delicate time because breastfeeding needs patience and everything will going to be easy once you use it.
If you are suffering from any sort of breastfeeding issues, you may consult & get your online appointment done by our highly recommended gynecologist in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Quetta & other main cities of Pakistan.