New mothers need to take special care of their health, along with attending to the needs of the new born. Since they have also gone through a lot during their pregnancy and delivery, physically as well as emotionally, it is important to give ample attention to the health front, so that recovery is quick and you are back to your normal healthy shape in just a matter of some days. Keeping hale and hearty is essential as a new baby can exhaust you very soon, making your feel tired and jaded. The article brings some very useful health tips for new moms. Read on to know how to be a healthy mother.
Health Tips For New Mothers
Nowadays, everyone wants to get back into to shape soon after the baby is born. Mothers would like to regain their original slim figures within a few months. Though it maybe difficult to find time and exercise with a newborn, mothers who make the effort feel much better, as your energy level increases as well. If you cannot go to an organized exercise class, find time do a few exercises at home or simply dancing at home can do the trick. Other ways to exercise are:
* Taking a walk is a good option; you could take your baby along. If the local park has a smooth pathway, you can us a pram or a baby sling.
* Some pools have crèche facilities, so you can leave your baby there and swim without worrying. Swimming once or twice a week is good enough.
* Join postnatal exercise classes at the local gym.
* Attend postnatal exercise classes conducted by the child health clinic.
As you will be breast-feeding the baby, you will have to eat well. It is possible to lose weight by following a healthy diet. Even while snacking, make sure that the snacks you eat are healthy. Try some of these:
* Vegetable soup with whole wheat or whole meal roll.
* Hummus eaten with breadsticks or sliced raw vegetables.
* Toast and baked beans.
* Toast and scrambled eggs.
* Tuna sandwiches.
Eat plenty of vegetables, fresh fruits and drink enough water. Increase your calcium intake by drinking a lot of milk and increasing consumption of diary products.
Socialize & Meet Others
Most new mothers feel more reassured and gain confidence when they interact with other women in the same situation as them. Try to form a group of new mothers, discuss problems and share solutions and skills. Others ways to socialize with new mothers are:
* Meet regularly at each other's houses.
* Establish a babysitting circle.
* Take care of each other's children.
* Going out together.
* Having a well-established social circle and play group for your children.
* Visiting mother and baby clinics together.
* Joining together local sports center for postnatal exercises or baby swimming classes.