Coping With Postnatal Health

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Postnatal depression is common, it is important for mothers to take care of their health and well-being in the postpartum period. Huggies shares the tips to cope with postnatal health.

 

Coping with a new baby

There can be a whole range of challenges that parents face in first weeks of becoming a parent. Some examples include recovering from birth, breastfeeding, and settling your baby. Sleep deprivation can leave you feeling worn out, unable to think clearly and overly emotional. For lots of reasons bonding with your baby may also take longer than you expected.

In addition to adjustments around the baby, your may also be adjusting personally with the way you look and feel about your body, whilst trying to find time for everything whilst also meeting the needs of your baby.

Managing advice from others and adjusting to changing relationship dynamics not only with your partner, but also extended family and friends may also take time and at times cause friction or stress.

These are just some of the common challenges faced by many mothers, yet often women don’t seek practical and/or emotional help early, and hence their impact can build up over time, placing you and your partner and baby under even greater stress.

There is also a range of tips and strategies to help you at this time. This can include:

             making time for yourself and ensuring that your own needs are being met

             considering what supports you may have access to – for both practical and emotional support

             managing times when you feel you may be reaching breaking point – for example putting the baby in a safe place and taking some time for you to collect yourself emotionally

             being aware of how you are feeling and how long you have been feeling this way. Stress is usually short term and passes once things have settled down, but if you are feeling ongoing symptoms or feelings that persist, this may be signs of a mental health problem.

The information published herein is intended and strictly only for informational, educational, purposes and the same shall not be misconstrued as medical advice. If you are worried about your own health, or your child’s well being, seek immediate medical advice. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website. Kimberly-Clark and/ or its subsidiaries assumes no liability for the interpretation and/or use of the information contained in this article. Further, while due care and caution has been taken to ensure that the content here is free from mistakes or omissions, Kimberly-Clark and/ or its subsidiaries makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information here, and to the extent permitted by law, Kimberly-Clark and/ or its subsidiaries do not accept any liability or responsibility for claims, errors or omissions.

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