Welcome to the Mom club! The first 6 weeks with your newborn is challenging for all new moms. Discover survival tips that will help you ace the first 6 weeks like a pro.
When your beautiful baby is born, there is much excitement and anticipation of your new role: new emotions, responsibilities, expectations, and a new stage in your life. It is easy to be so focused on your baby and neglect nurturing yourself. Here are some ideas to help you not only survive but thrive in the first 6 weeks with your little one.
Heather Thomas Shalabi of Flex Studio shares some simple post natal Pilates exercises to speed up your post-birth recovery.
Pilates offers the perfect post-natal workout and can be practiced by mothers in varying post-natal stages to aid the recovery process. Post-natal exercises are designed for optimum toning in minimum amount of time and are even suitable for mums with older children who feel they haven’t recovered their pre-pregnancy shape. Among other benefits, Pilates: strengthens the core control muscles of the lower abdominal region and pelvic floor, creating a muscular ‘corset’ to support the spine; strengthens and lengthens the back muscles; and blends toning and stretching to alleviate muscular tension arising from repetitive physical movement (bending over, carrying, nursing, et al).
Dealing with the bitter bout of blues following your baby’s blissful birth
ostnatal depression, also known as postpartum depression, is a form of depression that lasts from several weeks up to a year that women (sometimes even men) may experience following childbirth. It can develop within the first three weeks after delivery, although in many cases it is not apparent until around four months after.