Motherhood & Parenting
Motherhood is absolutely beautiful. The joy a woman experiences the moment she holds her child for the first time in her arms is inexplicable. Mother feels overjoyed on the birth of their child but at the same time, they face nervousness as they embark on an adventure never experienced before. It’s a momentous time in a woman’s life, filled with excitement, amusement, nervousness, confusion, and stress. Most mothers tend to neglect themselves while they care for their newborn. This is a joyous time, but it’s also a period of healing for mothers. The period after childbirth is referred to as the postpartum period.
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new”.- Osho
The postpartum period starts right after the delivery and ends when the mother’s body has nearly returned to its pre-pregnant state, typically lasting about six to eight weeks. During this period mother undergoes a variety of changes both emotionally and physically. Your body needs to be supplemented with adequate rest, nutrition and sleep while you learn to balance the responsibilities that come with motherhood. In most cultures and religions, the first 40 days after childbirth referred to as confinement period, are strictly meant for a mother to take rest and care for the baby.
Mothers tend to forget themselves while they are busy nurturing their newborn. Taking care of a baby is no easy task but you need to remember to nurture yourself too. Your child needs you to be as healthy as you can be. Your body is undergoing a drastic change, you face challenges every day in taking care of your baby…You feel drained and frustrated. But you are not the only one experiencing this, most mothers feel this during the postpartum period. It’ll become easy once you fall into a routine.
Meanwhile, you can follow a few simple steps to regain your health as soon as possible.