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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Is Having Sex during pregnancy good or bad? Safe or not? Know more.
Pregnancy is the most beautiful phase of life. But a women has to cross many hurdles for a perfect healthy delivery of a baby. Like physical changes and mental changes. She is required to eat foods which she may hate and her growing tummy causes stretches and marks and itches and also non bearable pains like round ligament pains , joint pains,migraine, and the most wonderful delivery pain.
In spite of these a couple has to make compromise on sexual life as well. From the moment you come to know you are pregnant your mind tends to change. Some women gets a big desire for sex whereas some women’s sexual drive disappears. A men has to cope up with these in order to make your little one and your beloved wife feel comfortable. Our body is our biggest guide. Our body tells exactly what we need to do and if we listen to our body 90% of our health issues will be solved.
On your first visit to your Gynecologist, ask her if you are OK to have sex because it’s most said that the first 3 months are very crucial stage as the baby in the womb is not so steady and almost 25% end up in a unfortunate miscarriage. Only if your GP says it’s OK then you can continue sex. If you find yourself spotting after sex it’s very common and nothing much to worry but let your GP know . If you are bleeding after sex immediately contact your GP and do not have sex at least for the 3 months time. It all depends in you and carts from women to women and delivery to delivery. Not all are the same.
Once you have passed 3months time then congrats you can resume your normal sexual life. Note: few very few may be guided by your gp to stop until birth.
It is said that the enzymes in the sperm tends to stimulate contractions which helps with birth . Using a condom before 8 months would be better so that no infections could be passed on during sex and reduces the UTI urinary tract infection as well.
After the 8th month you can have sex and can be continued till birth. A good sex can help as a great stress reliever and also promotes contractions. The sperm proteins help rupture the walls of the uterus hence helping with opening as well as promoting contractions. So it is said that sex doesn’t hurt during pregnancy.
So how long can I have sex? What positions can I have? You should be carefully with the positions as not all possible positions are now safe to have sex. Never press your tummy . It’s dangerous .you can try women on top positions and side-wise positions only. Have sex very precise time and in a smoother way . If it hurts please stop and consult your gynecologist.
In short : sex is perfectly safe in pregnancy until your gynecologist suggests to stop or any bleeding occurs.
Is Having Sex during pregnancy good or bad? Safe or not? What do you feel? Please share and feel free to register your thoughts below in the comment section.