During your pregnancy, you obsessed over every new change in your body and belly. For nine months, you practiced prenatal yoga, ate all the right foods, and were followed by a whole team of health professionals. But then what? You give birth and suddenly …. You. Are. A. Mom.
You have a new baby and you’re busy navigating all the new lessons of parenthood. But you also have a new body. A mom’s body. It’s beautiful. And just like your prenatal body, this one needs nourishing. The truth is, women get great medical care during pregnancy. But once a woman has a baby, her focus shifts to caring for her new little one and her own health tends to suffer.
It’s during this post-postpartum, post-bliss stage that many new moms need to heed their doctor’s advice. As a naturopathic physician and women’s health expert, I see firsthand how often women post-partum suffer from deficiencies, sadness, weakness, and pain. Many doctors don’t cover this information and only usually share it when prompted. Here are 7 things you need to know to feel your best postpartum: