Dealing with postpartum is not always easy for new mothers. This moment can be as pleasurable and romantic as it is full of doubts and frustrations. Therefore, being properly informed is essential to better face the months following the birth of your baby.
Pregnancy is a magical time in most women's lives. From the moment we discover that we are going to be mothers, our subconscious feeds and lives the dreams of motherhood . We want to hold the baby in our lap and make him happy forever... and this whole experience is stunning. Even if it's not always the case!
It's all worth it when we finally have the baby in our arms. But, if in the first days of the baby's life we are still feeling the effects of adrenaline and numb to the moment, a lot could change in the years that follow.
4 Changes you will feel postpartum
1. The body has changed. Quite!
As is logical, the last 9 months have had a considerable impact on your body. And now that the baby is out, he wants his “old body” back . It goes without saying that this process will take some time. But experience has taught us that, after the first 2 months, most mothers expect to have regained their physical shape .
The bad news is that it will most likely take longer than that. The good news is that if work is done well before giving birth and you resume adequate physical activity – preferably accompanied by a specialist – your condition and body after giving birth can be better than they were before you became pregnant. .
2. Good humor has seen better days
Postpartum is exhausting for us women. After spending 9 months limited, we are not psychologically prepared for a few more months of deprivation, dependence, obligations, impositions, limitations, etc.
In fact, that is exactly what can happen to us. And, once here, we cannot be afraid to ask for help , to ask for company and demand companionship. We are strong, we are superwomen, but we need support from our family and our true friends.
3. Some pain… and more pain
After the baby is born, there are pains that are inherent to childbirth. These depend a lot on the type of birth and how it went.
Then, regardless of the birth, there is pain that becomes more noticeable due to the postures we assume when we are breastfeeding or breastfeeding . In some women, the pain is only in the back, but in others the pain can also be felt in the wrists or shoulders , which are joints that are heavily stressed during these moments.
4. The pelvic floor is weaker
This set of muscles is responsible for keeping the uterus , bladder , vagina and rectum in place, among other functions. During pregnancy and labor, there is a huge change in this area, making it weaker.
If there is no recovery work done well, the most normal thing is for the woman to start experiencing urine loss , even when making small efforts – such as laughing or lifting a minimum weight.
A final word from the GetFit team
Our goal in writing this text and talking openly about the less rosy side of postpartum is to prepare women and future mothers for a phase of their lives that may have more complications than they expected.
As experts in preparing women for childbirth and postpartum recovery , we are faced with a huge lack of information about these situations. This leads many mothers to be unprepared for this reality, leading to postpartum depression , which is quite common, but can be reduced if the mother is prepared.
Over the years, we have specialized in preparing women for childbirth and their recovery, and the results are quite evident. Those who better prepare for this event have an easier time dealing with the postpartum period and recovering their body, their self-esteem and their daily routines without limitations.