21 Replies to “Postpartum Care Essentials | Pregnancy & Motherhood Series | Healthy Grocery Girl”

  1. This video is so educative. Giving birth can change your family unit and routine, but you’ll eventually adjust. Any emotional and physical changes you experience after birth will slowly improve. Don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor about any concerns, whether it’s related to depression, your baby, or the healing process. I was told in Bio tex clinic that postpartum care be an ongoing process rather than just a single visit after your delivery. Have contact with your health care provider within the first 3 weeks after delivery. Within 12 weeks after delivery, see your health care provider for a comprehensive postpartum evaluation. During this appointment your health care provider will check your mood and emotional well-being, discuss contraception and birth spacing, review information about infant care and feeding, talk about your sleep habits and issues related to fatigue and do a physical exam. This might include a check of your abdomen, vagina, cervix and uterus to make sure you're healing well. This is a great time to talk about any concerns you might have, including resuming sexual activity and how you're adjusting to life with a new baby.

  2. A friend of mine just had her second baby and she had a hard breastfeeding experience with her first (as far as crack and sore nipples go due to poor shallow latch). She is using a silverette cup this go around, and has had such a great healing experience with it! So maybe give that a peek if the beginning stages of breastfeeding seem super painful.

  3. My journey to a more natural life only began after I started having babies, and I was really young when I had my first baby, so I feel like I would have made much different choices if I had been a bit further along in my journey. You have some great products and information in your mama arsenal. It's fun for me to watch and learn.

  4. Someone probably already said this but a light baby blanket to lay baby on in bed (washing sheets at every blow out is annoying), mini baby cloths for spit ups and reusable bamboo breast pads 😁

  5. You are very well prepared! I happened to get a 2nd degree tear during delivery, so in the bathroom I used the peri bottle with warm water and that was soooo nice. Try not to fuss too much over that region, it'll heal well on its own. I would suggest having a laxative handy of some sort, your systems take a while to bounce back after and you may find it difficult (and scarry) to go for the first time post partum. For the bedside supply I would suggest having all diapering essentials (cloth changing pad, diaper cream, etc..) and feeding essentials (like burp cloth, Boppy pillow) within arms reach. My son slept next to me and I neglected to have those things handy during the night when I did not want to get out of bed; I quickly learned to have a stash nearby. Also, here's a big tip, take that peri spray to the hospital with you (or have it handy at home for home birth) and use it on the baby for those first tarry meconium poos. It is a God send ha ha! I hope my message was helpful, and didn't annoy you, I wish you well. Good luck and enjoy that baby when she arrives 😳

  6. Oh man, if only I could say no to my mom…I love her there to help, but holy moly she doesn't know when to give me a break and let me rest and bond with my new baby.

  7. Definitely add some Lara bars in for third trimester and PP care since they are full of dates. So good for preventing major bleeding 🙂 I’ll have to try the nursing pads. I was using reusable but I leak way too much and they don’t hold up unfortunately.

  8. All the stuff you have sounds great! When I had my three children the one thing I had to have for nursing were soothies! There are two brands I know of are Medela and lansinoh my personal preference was medela because they are just hydrogel pads lansinoh brand seems to be more like a solid nipple cream and I found them too sticky to be comfortable. Soothie pads in my experience were significantly more helpful than nipple cream or balm.

  9. Great tip on limiting the visits. I wish I had done that with my first because I remember feeling so tired with prolonged visits with family and friends. Now I tell those who are expecting that it’s okay to set a time limit for the visits. Most people will respect that. Between the loss of sleep, the feedings & trying to recover from labour and delivery, you’ll need your downtime to be refreshed. It’s also great that you’re at least in a warmer climate so that you can soak in some solo & family walks. There is something so rejuvenating about getting outside even for just 10 minutes. I’m so happy for you. You and Aaron are going to be incredible parents to your precious sweet pea. Great post 🙂

  10. I like making tea baths with dried flowers and I've heard many women say they are great for after giving birth to help heal the area. I use dried lavender, rose, chamomile, and marigold. It feels so relaxing and soothing!

  11. 3rd baby coming soon here…I need an NFL-size gatorade jug of water for my nightstand, then just fill every square inch of my nightstand drawers with snacks. Haha, kidding, not kidding…

  12. Thanks for watching! xx More info from today's video is on the blog: https://www.healthygrocerygirl.com/blog/postpartum-care-essentials/

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