For the last 9 months you have been nurturing and caring for a new life growing inside you.
Hopefully the birth was easy and straightforward, but for many this is not the case and medical intervention with planned or emergency caesarean’s are often needed. But whatever birth you had it takes time for your body to recover to a pre-pregnancy state.
Once the baby has arrived, broken sleep and changes in hormones can make it an emotional time and the focus changes from you to the little one, which is natural but then your needs are often put to one side.
All these things take a toll on your mind and body, so I ask you to make time for yourself and get a massage.
Massage is very beneficial for the postnatal Mum:
- Induces relaxation
- Helps relieve aches and pains due to breast/bottle feeding
- Helps promote postnatal recovery
My suggestions for you is, be selfish, take time for yourself (and get a massage!) and lastly ask for help, even if it’s just to look after the little one while you catch up on your sleep or have a soak in the bath, you can’t do it all and you need your rest too.
Parenthood is tough, and you have friends and family around you that will willingly be there to support you!