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Reduce tummy and weight after c section

Reducing weight after csection can be a worrisome as you need to be in rest for a month and a half and meanwhile you need to eat well which will again put on weight. But need not worry.

WAYS TO REDUCE WEIGHT:
DID YOU KNOW?

Breastfeeding a baby helps you shed pounds just like that.

Breastfeeding is best for the baby and also it’s very beneficial for the mom as well. So never stop breastfeeding till you have good supply of milk. This is the first thing you can do in the early weeks after csection to reduce your weight. Breastfeed well as it’s recommended for the good development of immunity in babies.

SNACK GOOD:
You may be guided to eat well after surgery to improve breast milk. And personally you may feel hungry a lot and also may carve for foods like oily salty snack. But do remember that eating good nutritional food is important to reduce weight. Whenever you feel hungry do eat cup of fruits, cereals , green vegetables, salads etc. Which has low fat and good nutrition. Whenever you are hungry make sure you eat well and nutritional.

EXERCISE
To start exercising vigorously you should wait atleast 6 weeks after surgery and also should get a green signal from your doctor.

Meanwhile you can do mild exercise like walking, jogging. After 6 weeks you can do exercises like pelvic tilt, bridge, sit-ups etc and follow your routine exercises and yoga. If you are new to these then you may need to consult a physiotherapist .

LOT OF WATER :
Drinking a lot of water will help you reducing weight . Drink atleast 8litres of water to stay hydrated. The water retention in body during pregnancy may also put up weight on your body. Drinking excess of water may help relieve and relax body bulging and removes the excess water retention in body.

DETOXIFY:
You can try detoxification to make your body and skin healthy. Best detoxifier you can try on are green tea, lemon tea, dandelion tea. I personally recommend lemon teas as it refreshes your mind and body instantly and gives a fresh feel.

REDUCING TUMMY :

To reduce your tummy you can try upon above methods as reducing weight may help reduce tummy a bit.

EXERCISE:

And along with it you can try on tummy tightening exercises. A pelvic floor exercises may strengthen the lower abdomen muscles and tighten the loosened muscles. Bridge exercise also helps to put pressure on abdomen muscle and tighten it without stressing the stitches.

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT BELTS :

Now commercially there are many postpartum support belt available. On wearing these belt you can give a perfect support to your tummy and hence help your tummy skin shrink on its own .

Try out these properly and be benefited.

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Implantation bleeding ? How to differentiate implantation bleeding from periods?

Implantation bleeding and how to identify implantation bleeding

What is implantation bleeding?

A implantation bleeding occurs as a result of a process called implantation which is the first stage of the pregnancy. Implantation is a process where the fertilized egg gets implanted in the uterus for the development into a fetus.
When the fertilized egg enters the uterus some amount of uterus layer is shed allowing the egg to pass in. As a result this little blood is shed called as the implantation bleeding. This is usually pink or brown and not much than just a spotting.

Identifying implantation bleeding:

Not all bleeding that occur during pregnancy is a worrisome issue . In the first early month a mild pinkish blood may come which is very mild pink or brown not bright red which is called the implantation bleeding. A implantation bleeding occurs just a week prior when your menses is to occur . Mild cramps are also common when implantation bleeding occurs. Only after a implantation one can have rise in hcg and a week later you can use a kit which may now show a bfp (positive). Not all can notice a implantation bleeding. And if occurs many may be confused if it is a irregular period occurring or something else.

Difference between implantation bleeding and periods?

A implantation bleeding lasts only a day that too just mild spotting need not require a pad and mainly it looks mild pinkish never bright red. And implantation bleeding occurs a week before your period is due. Wheras a period occurs as bright red blood and also with heavy cramping.
The implantation bleeding never contains clots or tissues in it , it’s just a plain pink spotting . Wheras a period may start with mild blood and starts bleeding with clots and lasts few days. In this way u can differentiate implantation bleeding from periods.

When to approach a doctor?

But it is also to be noted that the spotting doesn’t necessarily be a sign of pregnancy. since there are many other reasons for spotting to occur like pcos , hormonal imbalance etc. If your spotting becomes heavy requiring a pad and if feels like periods occurring on inappropriate time then it’s time to visit a gynecologist to clarify.

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Taking care of newborn

After delivery you may feel that you have crossed something big in your life . But that’s not over yet . You have a very big responsiblity now in your hands. Taking care of a new born is not that easy. But is definitely a sweet gift and enjoyment. 

Before your baby comes home from hospital there are things you need get ready to take care of the newborn from diapers to crib. (I ll discuss the best in each items in the following posts) 

A newborn skin is very soft especially if born preterm their skin is very delicate and should be handled very carefully as you may cause tear. Always wash your hands with hand disinfectants. Never allow anyone touch your baby without cleaning their hands as well. Since they have very low immunity and can catch up infections very soon. A baby if gets infected or is ill it will become a very tedious process to help recover and it hurts your little one a lot. Prevention is better than cure should be your only mantra when taking care of a newborn.

Baby’s need to be breastfed only. The breastmilk contains lots of good stuffs that bring good immunity and support baby’s healthy future . I don’t suggest a formula drink unless you are unable to breastfed due to insufficient milk. For the first 3 months baby gets stomach full of food with your breastfeeding itself so no need to search for supplement. After 3rd month few baby’s may feel hungry or needs supplement due to lack of enough milk by the mother. At that time you may prefer Nanpro1 which contains probiotics and good for healthy gut of baby. Or if you prefer to breastfeed completely till 6months then your gynecologist can suggest you tablets like lactate which helps in increasing milk supply. 

Next concern is bathing your newborn. Bathing a baby could be a little tricky one since they are so delicate to handle and those baby soft bones makes us feel scary to handle them in bath. But need not worry baby bath basins are available in which you can place the baby and slowly apply baby soap and cleanse your baby with warm water. Make sure to have good soft towels ready in hand and wrap her immediately once after bath. No long time bath plz. Always use only baby lotions . Need not apply powder as they block the pores and end up in skin problems.

Baby’s tend to poop and urinate large numbers of times in their first month’s time. Use a baby friendly diaper . Diaper rashes and redness in bump are very common. Your pediatrician may prescribe you lotions for such conditions.

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