Wondering what is postpartum? It’s the six-week block of time after you’ve given birth when your body is healing from pregnancy. Giving birth is no mean feat. It takes some serious effort to grow a whole new human inside you and then bring it into the world.
If you’ve recently experienced this mind-expanding event, then congratulations! You did it! Take some time to appreciate how amazing that is, and thank your body for doing a great job.
Whether you’re worried about postpartum depression, you’re looking to shape up your postpartum belly, or you’d simply like some tips for a good post pregnancy diet, read on for our suggestions.
Post pregnancy depression is common. So if you feel like you’re going through these emotions alone – you're not.
Loads of new mums experience these feelings of doubt, postpartum anxiety, stress, and low mood which can sometimes become so overwhelming and endless that they lead to depression.
If you’re struggling, don’t beat yourself up about what you ‘should’ be doing. Ignore any pressure you feel from external sources, get basic, and focus on doing what you can.
Having a baby is a massive life-changing experience and if you pile too much pressure on yourself it’s not helpful.
Some ideas to help boost your mental health are -
Eat the right foods
Post pregnancy weight loss isn’t easy and that’s because when you’re tired it’s all too easy to reach for sugar.
If you need energy, opt for natural sugars you can get from fresh fruit like antioxidant-rich berries, honey, or yoghurt.
it’s also called the ‘emotional freedom technique’ and you can use it anytime, anywhere, and it’s entirely free. It’s great for helping with mental health conditions such as anxiety, stress, and depression.
Post pregnancy exercise doesn’t have to be hardcore. Strap your baby in a sling or wrap them up in a buggy and get out for a walk.
You might not feel like it, but even just 20 minutes outside can help lift your mood and give you a surge of that all-important Vitamin D.
Consider an IV Drip
If sleep deprivation is wreaking havoc on your health, you could consider an IV Drip. Packed full of nutrients, this quick fix of vitamins takes up to an hour and gives you an excuse just to sit back and relax.
Making sure your body has the right nutrients it needs, could even help with postpartum hair loss.
It’s a ‘healthy mind, healthy body’ - or so the saying goes.
If you’ve been working on your mental health but feel like you’d still like a helping hand with other postpartum body issues, there are options available to you.
If you’ve noticed your hair is thinning, you could opt for a postnatal hair loss treatment such as laser hair regrowth therapy.
Post pregnancy hair loss is common. It takes a while for your body to get back on an equilibrium after birth. Over time, your hair may eventually get back to normal, but if you want to help it on its way, talk to Este about the hair loss options available to you.
Target your post pregnancy belly with body contouring, and post pregnancy stretch marks with a microneedling treatment at Este.
It’s quick, natural, and a brilliant way of helping your skin produce more collagen and elastin so it can get to work on stretched-out skin.
A post pregnancy massage is a great way to help you bond with your baby (and also help you feel great too).
That’s because a proper massage can release oxytocin (this is a hormone that your body releases that can help with bonding and breastfeeding).
As well as that, a post pregnancy massage can also help with back pain, any post-birth swelling, and it can even help balance out hormones. If you can, get one booked in!
Did you develop melasma or the ‘mask of pregnancy’ as it’s sometimes known, while you were pregnant? If you’d like to help wave it goodbye, a Cosmelan Peel could give your skin a boost.
Azelaic acid and Kojic acid are used together to target bacteria, help with skin cell production, and put a stop to melanin being produced by your body.
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The postpartum period is a time for healing and recovery, for bonding with your baby, and for adjusting to your new role.
Go easy on yourself, be proud of your achievements, and enjoy this special time. When you’re ready to treat yourself, the experts at Este are here to help.
March 22, 2023