Bringing a child into the world, whether it’s naturally or by cesarean section, involves a physical recovery that can range from a few days to a few months. Depending on how the birth went , the woman can take more or less time to recover her body. In addition, we must consider everything that follows from the birth of a child.
Women already see their bodies change during the 9 months of pregnancy. The transformation is physiological for the birth of the child, and, even if with difficulty, it is accepted. However, what is experienced with greater suffering is the postpartum period.
When returning home with the newborn, the woman experiences a period of profound changes, both physically and in terms of habits. The first period will have to find a new balance marked by precise times for breastfeeding, diaper changes, and naps.
But it’s not all as easy as you might think. Breastfeeding is not something that starts naturally often, the mother thinks and rethinks if her milk is sufficient for the growth of the newborn, plus the dreaded fissures can occur. Something that used to be simple becomes tiring, and mothers often switch to formula milk.
The hormones are in turmoil, and the cries of the newborn can trigger a crisis in no time. Everything feels heavy and difficult. If it is true that in these cases you should ask for help, it is equally true that not everyone has someone available to help them.
Mom just has to give herself time. Only with time will things settle down and everything will return to her place. After the first period, finding yourself will be crucial to restoring spirits and being able to finally live peacefully with your child.