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Mothers Matter: 4 Essentials For Mommy’s Postnatal Care

We prepare for the baby, have a shower, and anticipate the infamous 40 (or so) week countdown… Then POOF, everyone moves on with their lives like nothing has happened. Suddenly a baby is born, but not only a baby, a mother is born too. No one stresses the importance of POST-NATAL or Postpartum care. It is generally known that in this timeframe the mother’s initial postpartum phase is critical and needs round-the-clock care for eight to twelve weeks. The goal? To make sure everything is on track, she is not experiencing any potential health complications and her body is in the cadence it should be after bringing life into the world. How is this done? Prevention, elimination, early identification, supplementation and treatment of health issues (if any), breastfeeding and counseling, and beyond are all included in postnatal care. Whether you are a new mom, or you’re playing your position as support. Assisting mommy with her new adjustment into motherhood is the most important factor here. It may feel impossible for her to do the following with a new little human being depending on you every waking second, but this is why support is essential! Here are 4 Essentials for Mommy’s Postnatal Care:

• GET AS MUCH SLEEP AS POSSIBLE.

Your body heals while it is resting and there is no better rest than sleep. Scientists say the physical intensity of carrying a baby is the same as running a 40-week marathon. So sleep is ESSENTIAL to recovery and should be strategically carved out through mama’s support team because the old fashioned ‘sleep when baby sleeps’ rule just won’t cut it.

• NUTRITION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR HERE.

Because Mama will be preoccupied with the baby’s needs and often forget about herself. And, because exercise isn’t going to be her priority right away, she needs to try to fuel her body with the right foods, especially if she is breastfeeding. (DOWNLOAD our FREE DETOX LIVING FOOD LIST for your next grocery order).

Breastfeeding alone burns approximately an extra 500 to 700 calories each day, so eating WELL is essential.

More importantly, there will be many essential nutrients that she may be lacking just from childbirth alone. The DeTox Now’s Pre + Post Natal Kit addresses many common deficiencies a new, or expecting, mom may have:

        • Helps prevent Iron deficiency (Anemia)
        • Provides Nutrition and Nutrients vital on the maternal continuum from pregnancy through postpartum and lactation
        • Helps ease morning sickness
        • Facilitates the absorption of Calcium and Phosphate

Remember, the baby’s future health will be affected when the mother gets too little of the proper nutrients or too much of the wrong ones. According to the developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis, most conditions in adulthood originate in fetal life.

• EMBRACE HER NEW ROLE AS A PARENT.

It can be hard to imagine just how much a new baby changes your life. Babies demand energy, time, and attention. The adjustment to this role as a parent can be difficult.

Many mothers may experience what is known as the “baby blues” in the weeks after birth. The quick drop in hormones after birth can result in fatigue, irritability, and sadness in 70 to 80 percent of new moms.

Some mothers experience sadness that goes beyond a few weeks after giving birth. This may be postpartum depression, a treatable mood disorder that affects 10 to 20 percent of new moms.

Having the right postnatal support is essential in ensuring that you can identify the difference between Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression.

Self-identity is often a big factor in adjusting as a new parent. Be around people that remind you of who you are, and support you along the way to help you navigate through your new journey to motherhood.

• LEARNING THE ROPES OF TAKING CARE OF A BABY.

Babies don’t come with an instruction manual. Postpartum care can help you gain confidence in your parenting skills. Your healthcare provider can help you find support through classes and “mom and baby” groups. Building a community of supportive parents who are experiencing the same challenges you are can be one of the most valuable parts of postpartum care.

Remember Support is KEY in a woman’s journey to motherhood. Whether you are a new mom, trying to conceive, or you’re playing your position as support. Assisting mommy / mommy-to-be with her new role is vital in ensuring that mommy and baby are thriving through their first year. Need support on learning all that an expecting or new mom needs for optimal wellness? Book your FREE group consultation today.

The benefits of our Pre + Post Natal Kit are as follows:

  • Helps prevent Iron deficiency (Anemia)
  • Provides Nutrition and Nutrients vital on the maternal continuum from pregnancy through postpartum and lactation
  • Helps ease morning sickness
  • Facilitates the absorption of Calcium and Phosphate

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