“As you change a diaper - the diaper also changes you.”
Your baby is finally here and the bundle of joy is in your arms. You dreamt of having those Insta moments with her and those cute baby videos. But as they say, there’s a difference between reel life and real life.
And no, we are not just talking about the baby. You need to take care of yourself as much as you were before the birth. Welcome to your bonus 4th Trimester!
1. Yeh Kya Cheez Hai
The 12 week period after your baby is born is also called the 4th Trimester. This is a time for celebration but there is a lot of change happening in your body even now. You're recovering from the delivery, the hormones are going crazy and the organs are going back to their original places
2. Get High on Protein & Iron
All the Taijis and Maasis have been fussing over your health and wellbeing till the baby was inside you. After the arrival of your bundle of joy, all their attention has shifted to the baby and you are left feeling high and dry? Power yourself with Anjeer, Dates & Almonds. Make sure your diet is high on proteins & iron to keep you shipshape.
3. Is Proper Sleep Just an Illusion
Keep the Faith Sister - there is light at the end of the tunnel! As your baby gets used to life outside the womb, she will settle down into a night time routine. Get all the help that you can and resist the urge to work when the baby is sleeping. The important trinity that you have to focus on right now is - care for the baby, your nourishment & your rest.
4. United we Stand
You’ve stepped onto a new job but are you prepared with the right tools? Both you and the baby need to stick together for the best results. Swaddling your baby in the early days, skin to skin contact and moving/swaying are going to be your besties to keep both baby and mom in a good mood.
5. It’s OK if you do not feel A OK
The important thing is to get help when required. Talk to other Mommies to understand their experiences. Make sure you get your post natal check-up as per the schedule. Regular time-outs for self-care, roping in the grandparents for help and doing things that you loved in your pre - mommy phase are guaranteed pick me ups.