26 November, 2022

What to expect from postnatal care for you and your newborn

A bundle of happiness just enters into your lives, and it is a blissful experience to welcome new family members. After the long mystical journey of pregnancy, feeling your baby in your hands is the beautiful moment of life. With all the changes that your body has gone through mentally and physically, getting back to normal is a time-consuming process. Both your baby and you require immense attention post-delivery. 

Meanwhile, adjusting to everyday life after baby birth has its own challenges. Knowing a few details about the postnatal period care will help you better in coping up with the new changes. Here are a few things to expect from postnatal care for your newborn and you for a healthy and happy recovery and growth! 

  1. Adjusting to motherhood

    With all the changes and emotions you witness, the major one to entitle is motherhood. Especially for the first time moms, handling those little bundles of happiness is the whole new magic. As your baby needs to be fed and changed often, you may experience sleepless nights and tiring long days. It can be frustrating and irksome. But do not worry, it will eventually fall into a routine.

  2. Understanding the baby needs 

    Although the baby’s sleep for most of the time in initial days, they still communicate their needs. However, we never really know when they will go hungry or when they will wake up. It might be very alarming and laborious to understand the cycle. Set a routine and do not hesitate to seek support from your family to attend the baby needs. 

  3. Immediate signs to recognise for newborn 

    There are certainly some signs which are hazardous to your baby’s health and requires immediate care. Notice your newborn every few minutes and hours. A small change might lead to a larger complication.

    Do not wait to consult a doctor if the baby exhibits any of the following signs, day or night:

    • Moderate or high fever or feels cold than usual. 
    • Difficulty in breathing 
    • Bleeding at any part of the body
    • Yellow palms and soles of feet’
    • Not feeding or diarrhoea. 
  4. Coping with body changes

    Apart from the regular round-the-clock routine, it is important to understand and listen to your body needs as well. Mother’s body undergoes a lot of changes and requires enough coping time to adjust to the changes. From the stretch marks to skin glow, your body tends to exhibit a lot of changes.

  5. Mothers’ mental health 
    Soon after giving birth, nearly 80 per cent of all the mothers experience a depressing emotional phase. Dropping of high levels of hormones can be one of the major reasons for the sudden change.  Alongside, sleep deprivation and life transition of becoming a parent can overwhelm in the early days. Usually, these symptoms subside within a few weeks. If not, seeking medical health is highly necessary. 

Tips to make postpartum recovery easy

  1. Choose your hospital carefully who would regard your prenatal and postnatal care with all professional and immediate response. 
  2. Know your body and stay hydrated. Do not overtire yourself without the factor of rest at all. 
  3. Right nutrition plays a key role. Not just to your baby, take some healthy snack every time you feed your newborn. 

Remember to help yourself and reflect on what you are doing and how you are feeling. Take time for yourself to recharge your tired batteries; you require it the most. Record your thoughts and changes and share them with your family and friends. Any additional emotional and physical changes after birth will slowly improve. Don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor regarding any concerns!!

*Information shared here is for general purpose. Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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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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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
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