Postpartum Care

The postpartum CARE  – is critical to the health and survival of a mother and her newborn. This allows time to adapt and develop a new normal Lack of care in this time period may result in missed opportunities to promote healthy behaviours, affecting women, newborns.. it’s important to care for your baby, you also have to take care of yourself.

… what you can do for an easier transition:

  1. Get plenty of rest.
  2. Seek help.Don’t hesitate to accept help from family and friends during the postpartum period, Your body needs to heal, and practical help around the home can help you get much-needed rest.
  3. Eat healthy meals.Maintain a healthy diet to promote healing. Increase your intake of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and protein
  4. Exercise.. The activity should not be strenuous. Try taking a walk near your house. THIS can increase your energy level.

Consult doctor if u are facing these issues:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Chills and/or a fever of more than 100.4°F.
  • Fainting or dizziness.
  • Changes to your vision or a severe headache (persistent).
  • Painful urination or difficulty urinating.
  • Vaginal discharge with a strong odor.
  • Heart palpitations, chest pain or difficulty breathing.
  • Incision from C-section or episiotomy is red, weepy (with pus), or swollen.
  • Abdominal (lower belly) pain that is getting worse or new abdominal pain.
  • Sore breasts that are red or feel hot to the touch.
  • Pain in your legs with redness or swelling.