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What Does Every New Mother Need?
A first pregnancy is always filled with so much excitement and anticipation. Everyone’s showering the new mother with pink or blue blankets and booties, bottles and pacifiers, everything the baby needs. But what about the new mother? What does a new mother need to get through the often uncomfortable pregnancy and postpartum stage? If you’re a new mama (or looking to help a new mama), we’ve got you covered. Here’s what the awesome B-Inspired Blogger moms recommend for every new mother…
Things Every New Mother Needs
- A Belly Wrap– “Get a belly wrap. It will help give your back support ad your abs recover from being stretched out and also help your organs migrate back to their proper places.” Carissa of Creative Green Living
- Exercise– “Keep exercising (as long as there’s no reason not to, that is)! I did low-impact exercise and weight training up to the day before I went into labor, and the day after, I went for a short walk outside. It will help with labor as well as post-partum, and nothing beats those endorphins.” Laura of In Which I Record Memories
- Healthy Snacks– “Keep snacks in your room (we had a basket of granola bars) so you always have access to fuel without having to muster the energy to go down stairs or search for food when you are exhausted.” Carissa of Creative Green Living
- Pillows – Lots of Pillows!– “My partner picked on me for my ‘nest’ of pillows that I would build around myself during my pregnancies and postpartum. I still use pillows under my knees at night for comfort!” Krissy of B-Inspired Mama
- Small Goals for Self Care– “Set goals for self care for each day/week. Write down some things you enjoy doing and make them a priority to do them. These could be simple things, but will help you feel more like yourself.” Leah of Simple. Home. Blessing.
- A Support Group of Other Moms– “Go to a nursing/new moms group. Get connected with others who are in the same stage of life as you. You can discuss small victories and vent about frustrations.” Leah of Simple. Home. Blessing.
- Time to Reconnect & Be Mindful– “I loved doing yoga during my pregnancy and after. It was important to have time set aside for me to do something that made me feel better and encouraged me to focus on mindfulness. Also, during my first pregnancy I found a yoga class specifically for pregnant mammas, which was also nice for connecting with other moms-to-be. I also enjoyed doing yoga with my baby using the book Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby that I found at a thrift store for a buck!” Jennifer of The Good Long Road
- REST!– “Expect to need to take it easy during your pregnancy — you are making another little life and your body needs to be able to do that well. I have heard people say how they plan to work all the way up to the birth and then they’ll be back at work 6 weeks after, and I think that is not giving their body the chance to make a healthy little life, and recover from the delivery. Expect to do less, and if you have the energy for more then that’s a bonus!” Tonya of The Crafty Mummy
- A Breast Pump– “If you’re planning to breastfeed, have a good breast pump on hand (or easily accessible). I had breastfeeding trouble after each of my three births and needed to begin pumping immediately to build milk supply. Many women have breastfeeding at first and need to use a pump to between feedings.” Krissy at B-Inspired Mama
- A Stool Softener– “I had terrible constipation throughout my pregrnancies and after my births. I used a stool softener (like DulcoEase® Pink™) after checking with my doctor, and it made that dreaded first postpartum bathroom trip a little easier.” Krissy of B-Inspired Mama
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DulcoEase® Pink™. The opinions and text are all mine.