It’s fair to say that a pregnancy can put your body through the ringer. Indeed, a lot of mothers just don’t feel like themselves in the first couple of months after a pregnancy and for some people it can stretch a lot longer than this. You need to make sure that you are doing what you can to get things back on track and ensure that you do feel like your old self once more. Here are some of the options that could be worth exploring.
Get Some Me Time
Pregnancy is a hard thing to go through, even if everything goes smoothly. You are still sharing your body with someone else, and you are still growing a whole human inside you, meaning all of your insides have been pushed apart. Then, when you give birth to your child, you are drained. They need you constantly, they need you to do everything for them and you barely have time to breathe making sure that they are okay. This is all the wonder of motherhood, but you need time for yourself as well. You’re never going to get back to feeling like yourself again when you have barely slept in days, you’re covered in baby sick and you haven’t had a second to yourself.
There is nothing wrong with wanting a bit of you time to recover. You may have got a new life now, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up who you are.
Try A New Beauty Routine
You should also try out a new beauty routine to make yourself feel a little better. It might have been the case that before your pregnancy you were all about your skincare and your beauty. However, pregnancy and birth have a way of side tracking you from this. You can get back into it slowly, starting with a skincare routine, then working your way up and purchasing an eye care kit. You can add more things to the routine for as long as you want, just make sure that you don’t overwhelm yourself.
Focus On Your Sleep Schedule
It’s true what they say. After a baby is born, sleep often becomes a dream that you once held but can no longer quite grasp. The problem is that babies, particularly in the first few weeks and months have broken sleep patterns. As such, you do need to make sure that you are trying to sleep when your little one sleeps. However, even this can be a struggle. You might be tempted to use supplements to help you fall asleep and this is fine as long as someone else is listening out for the baby. If there isn’t you will, unfortunately, need to make sure you are alert enough to respond. As such, you need to instead try to relax more throughout the day to ensure that you are getting a good night of rest.
I hope this helps you understand some of the key ways that you can feel like yourself again after your first pregnancy, getting your personal schedule and your lifestyle back on track. Don’t forget, if you are experiencing issues with your mental and physical wellbeing after a pregnancy, it’s important not to suffer in silence. You should always focus on getting the support that you need.