Postpartum Tips for New Moms

Postpartum is a very important time for not only mom and baby, but the family as a whole. However, it can also be a difficult time for many mothers for a number of reasons. But if you are able to take the opportunity to take care of yourself, it may come to be one of the most special times in your motherhood journey.

Below are tips on keeping your mind and body healthy during these times, provided by Dr. Kamyar and Dr. Huang:

  • Seek help from family and friends
    • While you are recovering from the physical effects of carrying a child, don’t be afraid to ask family or close friends for help with daily errands and tasks.
      • It is highly recommended to keep visitors at a minimum during COVID-19.
  • Get some alone time
    • Spending some time alone or alone with your partner will provide you a mental/physical break.
  • Stay positive and aware
    • Remember how precious this time is and keep tabs on your mental health. Contact your obstetrician or primary care provider if your “postpartum blues” continue to worsen for a significant period of time.

Now… time for some tips that we’re sure you’ve heard before but that remain the fundamentals of staying healthy.

  • Get enough sleep
    • Sleeping as much as possible after delivery is very important as your newborn will require most of your time and energy throughout the day. It’s amazing what frequent naps can do!
  • Eat nutritious meals and drink plenty of fluids
    • Eating healthy and staying hydrated will support your body and allow for better energy levels while recovering from pregnancy.
  • Stay active
    • Participating in light exercise after delivery can greatly increase your energy and health. Most women can return to normal activity after 6 weeks, but please talk to your obstetrician or primary care provider before starting any exercise regimen.

If you have questions or concerns about the health of you or your baby after delivery, contact your physician or pediatrician. We have compiled a list of resources for our patients to utilize pre- and postnatal.