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Congratulations! You have carried, nurtured, and loved your baby for 9 months, and have safely and successfully brought him or her into this world.
Being a new mom, whether it is to your first or fourth child, as exciting as it is can be a challenging and demanding time in life for many women. Sleep can be scarce, energy low, and individual freedom is momentarily lost (all for a great cause, of course!). Some women have a difficult time adjusting to this new schedule and set of demands. Many women find it hard to make time for themselves. It is important for a mom to remember that her health is just as important as her newborn baby’s health, and she must look after herself in order to be able to take care of and be the provider she needs to be to her newborn child. This means getting as much rest as she can, eating healthy, and taking her time getting back into a full work load. (Heath experts recommend a new mom allows herself at least 30 to 90 days recovery time!) It also means looking after her health using preventative measures, and taking care of any health problems as quickly and effectively as possible.
Getting Good Care
Many postpartum issues can be addressed or even avoided using natural and alternative methods of treatment and support. Suggestions include:
- Utilize practitioners that support your whole well-being before, during and after pregnancy.
- Focus on the journey, not just the birth.
- Surround yourself with a loving and supportive community.
- Ask and you shall receive.
- Eat healthy, drink lots of water, and SLEEP!
Read more about these suggestions throughout this site and in our Postpartum Article Section.
You may also search for more information if it is not listed here; a search box is located on the top right corner of this page and other pages throughout the website.
New research shows the many benefits of consuming the placenta after birth. Be sure to read through the articles on this site about Placenta Encapsulation and Consumption, and how it can affect energy, wellbeing, postpartum moods and depression, and overall health for you and your baby.
To find a professional near you, search our Directory for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists.