Being a mother isn't just an ordinary thing and doctors can't take it lightly either. It isn't that doctors will not take care of you as a patient, but as obstetrician and gynecologists, they should be advising new mothers about the complications of post giving birth. The period is known as 'post partum' and that's a very crucial period for the mother and the child.
Here are some important details that doctors forget to tell you.
Obviously, you love your adorable baby but you also feel clueless about how to take care of it and how to take care of yourself as well. And doctors should tell moms about this.
Here are some of them:
Breastfeeding and making the baby sleep are the top things that the mother will be worried about. If your doctor hasn't advised you yet, make sure you speak to him about these topics before you take a discharge.
It is completely contraindicated to stop your vitamin and mineral supplements right after delivery. They should be continued at least until you're breastfeeding because your body is still going to be weak and you would be sharing your nutrition with your child.
This is the least talked about subject but a very common occurrence among postpartum women. Speak to somebody if you need extra help in taking care of the baby because if you're doing all the work by yourself without any help, you are bound to feel fatigued and depressed.
They are an important stress hormone releasing organ situated above your kidneys. In times of stress, like just after giving birth, they would secrete 'cortisol' which has an affect on various systems of the body. If you're stressed out and barely getting any rest, make sure you seek help.
You have to take extra care about your diet at least until you're breastfeeding. In this period, the woman is providing for herself and the baby. Hence, a proper nutrition is crucial.
If you're struggling with stress and there's nobody around to help, there is no shame in speaking to a psychiatrist. They would be able to guide you regarding stress management.
Have a happy healthy life.