13 May, 2017

Four post delivery classes which you must attend!

Many first-time mothers will agree to that fact that giving birth is the easiest part – there are plenty of other challenges that arrive with the birth of your little bundle of joy. Life takes a new meaning for new parents as they bond with their baby and settle into their new schedule. If only babies came with a manual. However, these post delivery classes (post-natal classes) are the next best option for new parents to get to know the needs of your baby, and each other, better:

Exercise Classes for New Moms

Let’s face it – most first-time moms are looking to get back into shape, soon after giving birth. Joining postnatal exercise classes helps them to learn recommended exercises, according to their body specific needs. A mother who has delivered vaginally will need to strengthen her pelvic muscles and gain her pre-pregnancy flexibility.

For those who have had a caesarean section, it is important to do their exercise with caution, as it takes the body a longer time to heal as compared to a vaginal birth. Either way, seeking the guidance of a trained professional in post delivery classes makes it easier and stress-free for new moms.

Parenting Classes

With the birth of a child, new parents find themselves asking a million questions when it comes to caring for the baby. At the hospital, the nursing staff can help you with the basics. But what happens when you get back home? For this very reason, taking parenting lessons might be a good idea.  These classes help you to learn basic skills like how to calm a fussy baby, what to expect in the first few hours after birth etc. They can also help new mothers learn more about lactation, breastfeeding and also to how to care for themselves after delivery.

Bonding with your Partner

The arrival of your bundle of joy might make it difficult for you and your partner to spend quality time with each other. You might also be unsure about approaching intimacy after delivery. These postnatal classes help new parents to get to know each other anew, as well as to answer questions and rekindle romance after childbirth.

Baby wearing Classes

Wearing a baby in a wrap, sling or a carrier has been found to have many benefits for new parents, as well as the baby. Not only does it help to soothe the baby and helps them fall asleep quicker, it also allows parents to keep the child close while they go about doing their work. Baby wearing classes help parents to know about various ergonomic options of carrying their babies.

For first time mothers, post-delivery can be an extremely stressful time. It is, therefore, important to squeeze in these post delivery classes into your erratic schedule. Not only do they help you give some time to yourself, they also equip you with what to expect in the months after birth. At KIMS Cuddles, we focus on providing answers to all your post-delivery, baby related questions.

*The opinions expressed in this article are not to be substituted for medical advice under any circumstance.


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05 February, 2018

7 Effective tips to lose baby weight post-pregnancy

Achieving a healthy weight post-pregnancy might seem like a difficult task for most women. With added responsibilities of taking care of a newborn, adjusting to a new routine and recovering from childbirth, finding time to lose all that baby weight can be challenging. Whether you want to become pregnant in the future or lead an active, healthy life, it is important to return to a healthy weight after delivery. Here are 7 effective tips to lose baby weight post-pregnancy: Breastfeed Breast milk contains all the nutrients a baby needs to grow in the first six months of life. It has several benefits for the mother and the child. If you can and choose to breastfeed, it can help you lose baby weight quickly. A study indicated that women participants lost an average 1.68kg more weight than non-breastfeeding women by six months after delivery. However, they may not be any weight loss in the first three months and some women may experience weight gain due to increased calorie intake. Monitor Your Calories Keeping a count of your calories can help you figure out how much you are eating and how to control your diet. It can also ensure you are getting enough calories to provide you with the energy and nutrition you need as a new
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10 April, 2017

Baby Blues: Prepartum and Postpartum Depression

Pregnancy is a time when there is a lot of hormonal activity going on. While many women may be glowing with happiness, for some, it can be a time of intense, negative emotions- called postpartum depression. It is often difficult to differentiate between hormonal imbalances and signs of depression. We, at KIMS Cuddles, help you to understand depression, during and after pregnancy. Prepartum or Prenatal Depression Although postpartum depression is widely recognized and discussed, many women experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy. This is known as Prepartum or Prenatal depression. According to a study, almost 70% of women have experienced one or more symptoms of prenatal depression. Diagnosis of this kind of depression is difficult because their symptoms are similar to that of a normal pregnancy. But when left untreated, depression can be harmful to both mother and the fetus. If you’ve been feeling three or more of the following symptoms for more than two weeks, talk to your doctor for treatment options: Feeling a sense of guilt, worthlessness or hopelessness. Constant fatigue or being low on energy Inability to concentrate Lack of interest in activities that you usually enjoy Trouble sleeping or feeling sleepy all the time Change in eating habits Change in weight (weight gain or weight loss) Recurring thoughts about death or suicide Treatment When left
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29 June, 2019

Know more about Postpartum Oedema and how to deal with it

During pregnancy, women go through several changes physically. Many women continue to encounter certain problems even after the birth of their child. One of them is postpartum oedema. This is a condition that women go through right after pregnancy, which can cause swelling of the face, ankles, and belly. It can also spread to the hands and legs, and can sometimes be painful, making the situation unpleasant. Causes of Postpartum Oedema There are many reasons why women suffer from postpartum oedema. Here are some of them: HormonesProgesterone is a hormone that is produced in a large quantity during pregnancy. It can cause the body to retain sodium and water, which in turn leads to swelling. IV FluidsDuring labour, a woman is given IV fluids to prevent dehydration. However, it can also lead to inflammation which is most likely to happen after a caesarian birth. Hypoproteinemia and AnemiaHypoproteinemia is a condition characterized by lower-than-normal levels of protein in the body. When a person has a deficiency of red blood cells in her body, it’s called anemia. If a mother contracts any or both of these ailments after delivery, she may suffer from postpartum oedema. HypertensionMedical conditions like chronic hypertension and even pregnancy-induced hypertension and hypothyroid renal disorders can be a cause of postpartum swelling. How to tell it is
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