Soothing The Aches And Pains Of Being A New Mom
New moms have it tough, to put it lightly. The amount of labor that you’re supposed to do (even after you’re out of labor) is nothing short of astronomical. As such, the stress of carrying baby, moving around, and getting a little less sleep than you should can all add up. Here, we’re going to look at some of the tips you should follow to address those pains and try to live a somewhat more comfortable life.
Be sure to get moving
As time goes on and you get less tender after your labor, it’s time to start looking into getting physically active once again. One of the best ways to do that when you’re not quite sure how much you can safely move your body is to start getting into pain-relieving stretches. There are might be quite a lot of stress built up in places like your back and joints as a result of them having been unable to move for some time. Stretching can help you work out that stress and diminish the pain experienced from it as a result.
Address the matter physically
Implementing better lifestyle choices can help you get back into fighting shape more quickly. However, if you don’t want to wait quite as long to see any results, then it might be time to see a chiropractor for some relief. It’s a short-term solution, but addressing the various misalignments can help fix your posture and release the pressure on pain points throughout the body, meaning you could be better suited to avoid pain in the future, too. What’s more, chiropractors can help with inflammation which can build in your joints as a result of pregnancy weight gain, as well.
Take a seat
Though you might feel used to it, the added weight of carrying your baby all the time does have an effect on your posture, which impacts how your body handles weight, which can cause pain. There are a lot of ways to improve your posture, as mentioned above. However, getting a good nursing chair can help you better distribute your weight when the baby might otherwise be exacerbating pain without you even noticing. It’s a little difference, but it’s one that plays a role so often that it can have quite the impact.
Mind your head
Mental and emotional stress can have a knock-on effect on physical stress. Essentially, a stressed mind means that the body doesn’t regulate cortisol as effectively. The body produces more of this stress hormone which can cause the tension that leads to back and joint pain. As such, taking the time to improve your mental health, be it by looking for counseling, asking friends and family to babysit so you can take a break, or getting into things like meditation or yoga can actually make a bigger difference than you might think.
The tips above cannot make life with a baby any less hectic. They can, however, help your body better deal with just how hectic it can all be.