7 Things Doctors Don't Tell New Moms

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Sep 25, 2014

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Don't take things easy or be careless once your baby is born. You will still need to look after yourself and the child, but your doctor may not care to mention a few things. Take a look at them, here.
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    New Moms

    Having a baby may change your world, however there are few things that may not change and your doctor may not even bother to tell you about them. Here are the top seven things that your doctor may not tell you once the baby is born. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Ask for Help

    Keep seeking help with daily chores, especially with heavy lifting just the way you had been doing during your pregnancy. Don't start working too much or lifting heavy weights all of a sudden. Ask for assistance with every difficult task. You still need the same care. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Stay Happy

    The birth of your child is the best thing for you, however you will need you to be ready for the new role. Stay happy and prepare yourself for the big responsibility. You need to be healthy and stress-free for the new role. Talk to your family and friends about everything that you are unsure of and avoid any sort of stress. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Support Yourself

    Pregnancy may have taken a toll on your fitness and even kept you deprived of sleep. Make sure you get proper sleep and rest to support your body. Also ensure proper care and nourishment to support your adrenal health. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Eat Healthy

    Eat healthy foods all the time and avoid unhealthy foods, especially processed food items. You need to follow a healthy diet that provides you with every mineral and vitamin that your body needs to produce healthy milk for your baby. Also make sure that you drink plenty of water daily. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Keep taking your Prenatals

    Women usually stop taking their prenatal multivitamins once their baby is born and doctors often don't mention anything about it. Even after the baby is born, your body still demands certain nutrients the need for which may actually be higher than ever before because you are breastfeeding. So, you should continue to take your prenatals as long as you are breastfeeding your baby. Image Courtesy: Getty

     

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    Fish Oil

    DHA, fish oil can be very good for your mood and your baby’s brain development. The first six weeks post-partum is especially turbulent for new moms and the baby blues are common. Women who have adequate levels of DHA significantly reduce their risk of post-partum depression. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Get Tested

    Get your thyroid, iron, B12, and vitamin D tested, particularly if lately your mood, energy and libido have been low. Signs such as feelings of sadness, constant crying, intense fatigue, dizziness, feeling faint, or brain fog may hint that something is not working perfectly. Image Courtesy: Getty

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