Written by Pradeep
A postpartum period begins with the delivery of a baby and continues up to six weeks. This is also called the postnatal period. This is a very important phase in a woman’s life because the pregnant body is returning to its normal shape and size. It is also the time when the uterus is shrinking back to pre pregnancy size and the hormonal levels are getting back to normal.
During postpartum care, the mother is checked for tear and sutures if needed. Also blood pressure and bleeding is monitored. The bladder is also assessed for any infection. She gets educated about breastfeeding and contraception.
A massage after delivery is as important as one during pregnancy. Massage is a technique of relieving pains and stress without medication. The various ways of massage are:
A new mother can have a postpartum massage as soon as she feels comfortable. Usually in a normal delivery, you can start within 4 to 5 days of delivery. In case of a C-section, it is best to wait a couple of weeks after delivery, before starting massage. In cases where there are complications in delivery, it is best to take the advice of your doctor. During massage, the therapist will ensure that the position you are in, does not increase discomfort in the abdomen or breast area.
A postpartum massage can be very relaxing and therapeutic. It aids in the new mother recovering better and faster from the pain and exertion of delivering a baby. It also helps relieve the stress of childbirth. Let us discuss a few of the major benefits of the postpartum massage in detail:
The main idea of the post partum massage is to ensure that the new mother feels healed and relaxed. This also helps her in managing and taking care of herself and her baby. Along with physical relief, massage also helps in making the woman feel emotionally good. It gives them a sense of happiness and comfort. Both the physical and mental well being is ensured with a good massage.
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