You’ve taken 9 long months to create new life. Naturally, it will take you some time to recover from the life-changing experience of giving birth. Find out why the first 40 days after birth are so important for you to recover and bond with your baby.
The process of giving birth is an amazing achievement that every mother should be proud of. Your feelings and emotions are probably all over the place as you will need some time to recover and get into the routine of caring for yourself and your new baby.
You will most likely feel exhausted after the birth; remember that you are recovering from an immense amount of physical and emotional stress that has an impact on anybody.
Be kind to yourself and your body, and give yourself plenty of time to get your strength back. This should help you recover quickly.
Traditionally, the 40-day period is believed to be the right amount of time needed for you to recover from the delivery and for your baby to gain strength & immunity.
This is why doctors, midwives and even tradition give so much importance to the first 40 days after delivery. These 40 days are needed for your body to heal, reenergize, and go back to pre-pregnancy mode. At the same time, this period helps your baby adjust to living outside your tummy and to bond with you face-to-face.
Here are some highlights of the changes your body will go through during the first month or so of giving birth:
With your body working hard to recover and heal on its own, here are some quick tips to remember and help with the process:
The Apta-Advice team wishes you and your little one a wonderful start and are available to answer any questions you might have to help you along the way!
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