How To Feel And Look Good Post Baby
There is no denying you’ve put your body through the mill over the last few months. Pregnancy is one of the most amazing, powerful and exciting times of your life, but let’s take a moment and remember that your body has actually grown a brand new tiny human.
Add to that the labour and the exhaustion felt while caring for a new baby throughout your own recovery and it’s completely normal to feel wiped of energy.
Your immune system, energy levels, skin and hair health are the areas you will notice the greatest changes once you have welcomed your baby.
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Here are some other ways you can feel and look good post baby.
After 9 months of slower hair fall out during pregnancy, once baby is here you may start to notice it thinning out. This is completely normal and just your body’s way of readjusting to rebalanced hormones, and is experienced by a lot of new moms.
One way you can help your body combat this problem is by taking care of yourself with good nutrition.
Foods rich in Zinc, (spinach, beef, kidney beans and flax seeds) and Selenium (brazil nuts, tuna, sardines, chicken) can all help you protect the condition and health of your scalp and hair.
Post pregnancy hormones, plus getting run down can all lead to a range of skin problems post pregnancy. For some their skin dries out and can become flaky. For others you could be producing too much oil and experience hormonal acne. But regardless of the condition, taking care of your diet can really help establish skin health.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) and Biotin found in Chicken, Broccoli, Mushrooms and Tuna both encourage blood flow to your skin. While collagen, is supported by the Vitamin C found in, citrus fruits, red peppers, kale and berries.
At a time in your life when you need the most amount of energy you may find that your energy levels are pretty low. But there are ways you can help boost your all round health and help support the normal release of energy post-baby.
B Vitamins, especially your good friend Folic Acid all help your body to make red blood cells which teamed with iron allow your blood to pump oxygen around your body helping you feel more alive and ready for action.
Slow and steady! Remember it took 9 months for your body to grow and change and it needs time to recover. If you and your Doctor feel like you are ready to begin getting active again there are a few brilliant exercises to help you build up your strength and fitness.
Kegel exercises are one of the best postnatal exercises, proven to strengthen your pelvic floor you can perform them anywhere, anytime by squeezing the muscles in your pelvis, holding and releasing.
If you are looking to get your heart rate up, begin walking or swimming slowly. Start with a 10 minute routine and increase the time as you feel ready and able to. Remember to stop if you feel tired, sore, pressure or strain.
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