Motherhood’s A Miracle, But It Can Be Hell On Your Body

It might be the most rewarding and joyful role you ever play in your life, but even the happiest of mothers will admit that it’s no walk in the park. Especially when it comes to your body and your health. Here, we’re going to look at some of the most common concerns new mothers struggle with, and what you can do about them.

Helping your Mommy Body

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Your back

It is the most common complaint heard from new mothers. Everyone deals with back pain, but it’s particularly prevalent in women and even more so for mothers. Not only does the weight gain of pregnancy take its toll, but all bending over, standing up, and lifting your child does, too. You have to pay attention to your back and know when to give it a rest. But there are also plenty of exercises that target back pain that you should spend a little time doing every morning. If you’re breastfeeding, you can reduce the back pain that comes with it by finding a chair with the proper support, changing your breastfeeding position regularly, and doing it standing up by using a baby carrier.

Your legs

All the pressure won’t only impact your back, but your legs, too. Whether it’s standing stationary with your baby or sitting while you feed them or help them sleep, it can cause a variety of issues. Inflammation, swelling, joint pain, and varicose veins are all a lot more worrisome than cankles. Compression wear like Sockwell Socks can provide a double-barreled approach to your leg troubles. First of all, they reduce swelling, but more importantly, they support good blood flow, which can stop things like varicose veins at the offset.

Your plumbing

It’s not something you might readily talk to your friends and family about, but incontinence can be a big issue. Both fecal and urinary. In the majority of cases, fecal incontinence will go away with time and a high-fiber diet. Urinary incontinence can stay with you a lot longer, so incontinence wear like Fannypants can be a huge help. You can treat it through Kegel exercises as soon as possible, and weight loss can help you fight it off sooner. Urinary incontinence can lead to infections, so the sooner you treat it, the better.

Your head

One-third of all mothers suffer from mental and emotional health issues such as depression and stress. If you’re feeling low energy, in a bad mood, and like you can’t cope or bond with your baby as you would like, it’s important to talk about it as it might be a sign of postpartum depression. As for stress, there are a lot of ways you can treat it yourself, such as using essential oils for aromatherapy and massage, meditating, or keeping a journal.

If you don’t manage your symptoms and take a new approach to your health after having a child, many of these problems can persist and even become chronic. Your child might be your primary focus, but don’t forget to care about yourself, too.

 

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