When you are approaching the most challenging day of your life, i.e., labor day, you may have mixed feelings. On the one hand, you can’t wait to get back to feeling like yourself, and on the other, you wish you had an additional 10 weeks to prepare.
But, regardless of the wishes, the sweet little baby is going to come when they are ready, so you should be kicking off your post-pregnancy life preparation a little early. Now, you may be thinking about how to overcome the feeling of anxiety and rediscover yourself postpartum regardless of all the difficulties during labor.
After thorough research, we racked our brains and came up with the Top 5 tips for rediscovering yourself postpartum.
Spring Cleaning Time
The last thing you want to do when you bring my baby home is clean the house. But, we all know that daily tasks are still a must: do the dishes, dust, sweep the floors, etc. So get out your heavy-duty trash bags, turn on some pop music from the early 2000s, and clean and organize everything you have the time and energy for.
Not only will this reduce your postpartum stress levels when you come home from the hospital, but you will know where all your essential items are and see if you still need to get anything.
Pick up Some Comfortable Feminine Products
We can’t sit and pretend that our lower regions will snap back to normal right away postpartum, but eventually, we have to face the music. For the first week or so, you have to wear large, uncomfortable, mattress-like pads. However, there is no reason to continue the discomfort after those large boxy pads are no longer needed. That’s why we recommend Ultra Thin Pads.
Ultra-Thin Pads stay in place, have ultra-soft sides for your comfort, and have a unique 3D Capture Core with Express DRI for fast absorption and leak prevention.
Plan for a Girl’s Night
Seriously. Even if it’s just you and your mom, plan ahead for a bit of refresh time. This can include drinks, a movie, dinner out on the town, a trip to the mall, pedicures, or anything you enjoy. Maybe you just want to go spend an afternoon at your girlfriend’s house, baking delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies or Death by Chocolate Brownies. Ask your husband to watch the little one for a couple of hours, and go feel like yourself again.
Can’t get away from postpartum anxiety? Plan for a relaxing evening. No laundry, no dishes, no emails. Just you, a good book, and an at-home spa treatment:
- Rosewater + Coconut Makes for an awesome relaxing bath!
- Make some refreshing fruit-infused water like this Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber, and Mint Water
- Try this Coconut Oil and Honey Face Mask to rejuvenate your skin
Get Your Groove Back with a Light Workout
How long has it been since you were able to work out like you used to? I know for most of us, it’s been ages. If there is one thing you should look forward to postpartum, it’s getting back in the swing of things with your workout routine.
But you have to start light, so get your heart rate flowing safely with one of these free and fun workouts:
- Postnatal Slimdown
- Postnatal Beginners HIIT
- 10-Minute Postpartum Power Workout
Learn a Few Postpartum Clothing Tricks
We have found and recorded a few postpartum fashion tips and tricks to keep in mind through some late-night web browsing.
1). Wear dark clothes. They are slimming.
2). Break out those old maternity pants that your belly got too big for too fast. Then, you guys will be reunited in elastic harmony.
3). You can’t go wrong with leggings and a long flowy tunic. It hides the lumps and bumps, and you get to feel comfortable all the while.
Getting back to you is important. Everywhere we look online, writers talk about preparing for a baby and what to do once the baby is born. But, it’s equally important that you spend some time rediscovering yourself postpartum. You have every right to want to feel beautiful and lively again.
Interested in knowing more about postpartum? Check out the article on postpartum depression and its causes.