Nourishing the New Mother: Ayurvedic Postnatal Care Practices
When a baby is born, there's also a birth of a parent. Parenthood is a beautiful yet intense time with a pinch of nervousness, overwhelming emotions, and, most importantly- a lot of learning. A woman gets to know the extremes of herself that she possesses and is never aware of. Only motherhood could do that!
The first experience of being a mother is all about "Discovering." One discovers the care that they are capable of. A selfless is born out of the self. You start putting someone else before yourself. A mother has to face many changes in all aspects of her life, including physical appearance, health, and mood. The approach to life itself turns upside down. But, at last, those sleep-deprived days and nights will all be worth the happiness when you will see the smile on that tiny little face. Here are some of the focuses that can be helpful in this crucial time.
Take It Easy:
A new mom is constantly sleep deprived. That adrenalin episode, full of energy when you feel like a wonder woman, might work for a while but are not a solution for the long term. So whenever it is possible, take a nap. Your body is still recovering and needs the best care possible. It doesn't matter if it's day or night. Frequent feeds and diaper changes are constant. Coordinate with your partner or always prefer to take a nap when your baby is asleep too.
Tough Or New?
There are different ways that a new mom copes with the all-new things around her. They have their own pace to get themselves comfortable with. Some let that slip from their recollection, and some moms are very zestful of the new beginnings and adapt to everything quickly. Meanwhile, some moms have to go through what is called postpartum depression. It is usual for a lot of mothers. But with time, With just a bit more care and support, everything falls right into place.
Rely On Your Loved Ones:
Emotional reassurance plays a vital role in the process. The bridge between difficulties and the special moments with your little one makes the experience of motherhood so pristine. Whether it's from friends and family or the inner you who is filled with joy when the baby speaks, sits, eats, walks, and giggles for the first time. This is all that serves the beauty of being a mother.
Your lifestyle might not be easy to fit in when you have a little human to look after for 24 hours. The bond might take some time or can happen on the first day you meet your baby. Both situations are normal. There's not even one aspect that you should feel pressured about. All you need to worry about is keeping a record of everything before it starts fading away because of the liveliness of the new baby and the mother.