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PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE AFTER DELIVERY

Post by on Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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??Using pads to prevent infection
Lochia is a process where the uterine lining is shed after delivery for about six weeks -- making you prone to infection. It is better to use pads to reduce the chance of any infections
 
??Using ice packs for pain
Ice packs help reduce pain around the vagina after childbirth. To avoid direct contact with the vagina, wrap the pack in a soft towel -- this is a normal post-delivery precaution.
 
??Using warm water for cleaning
The area between your vagina and rectum can be sore and difficult to clean. Wash it gently with warm water to prevent an infection.
 
??Taking adequate rest
Ample rest and good sleep are primary needs for a mother. Daily 7 to 8 hours of sleep is important. While you need to frequently breastfed your baby, making changes in sleep pattern to ensure adequate sleep is crucial.
 
??Eating nutritive foods
Breastfeeding mothers must eat well and ensure that they eat when they are hungry. Eat foods rich in nutrients for optimum post-pregnancy care and benefits for the feeding baby.
 
??Staying hydrated
Drink a lot of fluids to beat exhaustion. It is also important to drink lots of water to avoid constipation. Consume foods that are rich in fibre and balance it by drinking lots of water.
 
??Exercising regularly
Find some time to exercise and establish a routine and regime. Get outside the house at least once a day to walk and strengthen your muscles.

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