Things To Do After Giving Birth

Pregnancy changes a woman both physically and mentally. Motherhood is a huge step in one’s life. Even after giving birth there are so many things one needs to take care of. Some of them have been mentioned below.

Arrange something for the visitors

It is likely that friends and close relatives will come to see the baby so one needs to make sure that they don’t send them back empty handed. You could organise something like mini nappy cakes for them. Instead of giving this at the hospital, you should give them once you return back home.

Give a warm welcome

This is something new fathers should do. They should decorate the room and surprise the mother. He could arrange things like baby cod, have soft toys and  baby boy nappy cake all over as decoration. If the new mother hasn’t shopped for post pregnancy clothes which will make feeding the baby easy then husband should get them. The room should be filled with all the essentials which will be needed such as sanitary napkins, baby milk powder, diapers and many more.

Take ample pictures

You should take a lot of pictures which could be used later for your child’s first birthday party. Some people like to take monthly pictures so they could make a collage out of it. This would make them cherish the moment for lifetime.

Take care of yourself

After giving birth women get so engrossed with their child that they often forget to take care of themselves. It is important that new mother eats well because only if she does she will be able to feed the baby. Also it is likely that her sleeping patterns would be messed up but despite that she should make sure she gets at least 7-8 hours of sleep. While the mother is sleeping father could take care of the baby. Usually after giving birth most women fall in post-partum depression so one needs to avoid the chances of it by getting enough sleep, exercising and by not making huge lifestyle changes after the birth. For instance if you were working before giving birth, you should get back to it after 40 days at least.

Be patient

During pregnancy your body goes through major changes as a result many women gain a lot of weight. However, one cannot start working out right after giving birth. You need to be patient and give it at least 6 months for new born to settle. You should learn to enjoy this period as much as possible.If you consider the above mentioned factors after giving birth it is likely that the mother will be healthy and less likely to fall in post-partum depression. As a result child too will be safe and well taken care of.