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Hey Mom, Self-Care Isn't Selfish: Self-Care Tips And Practices For A New Mom

Updated: Jun 10


Motherhood is a journey where each day brings new adventures and unexpected challenges. Amid the chaos of taking care of your household and caring for your little one, it is easy to become overwhelmed and neglect your own needs. However, at Carolina Village Community Care, we view self-care as a necessity rather than a luxury. In this blog post, we are sharing various self-care tips designed with new mothers in mind.



Ask For Help

It is common for new mothers to be overwhelmed during this new phase in their lives. From mounting household chores to caring for a newborn, it can all be quite overwhelming. That's why it is important to reach out to individuals in your support network which may include your partner, family members, or friends. By delegating tasks and responsibilities, you can focus on having a healthy recovery and bonding with your baby.


Hire In-Home Support

By hiring in-home support, you can have time for self-care practices and activities that make you feel recharged. Some self-care activities and practices may include reading a book you have been wanting to read, taking a relaxing bath, meditating, spending time sitting outside, or journaling.


Get Plenty Of Rest

Lack of sufficient rest during the postpartum period can have negative consequences including fatigue, anxiety, and mood swings. Try your best to get rest whenever you can, especially during those moments when your baby is sleeping. Don't be afraid to seek out support from a partner, family member, or caregiver to assist in caring for the baby while you sleep at night or during the day.

Eat A Balanced Diet

Eating a well-rounded diet full of essential nutrients and vitamins will further aid in your body's postpartum recovery and support breastfeeding. Alongside eating a balanced diet, it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day to ensure proper hydration. If you are breastfeeding, try to drink a glass of water or another beverage each time you breastfeed¹. Try to limit your intake of caffeinated drinks and alcoholic beverages¹.


Take It Slow

Childbirth is physically demanding on the body. As a result, it is important to give your body adequate time and care to recover. Avoid overexerting yourself by engaging in high-intensity exercises or lifting heavy objects until your doctor has permitted you to do so. By taking you slow, you can give your body the chance to properly heal and reduce the risk of complications.


Join Our Supportive Village

At Carolina Village Community Care, we are committed to supporting women in the Charlotte metro throughout life's various transitions. We are here to alleviate the feelings of stress and overwhelm that women experience after childbirth. Book your FREE consultation today! Don't forget to sign up for our emails to receive community updates and information on special pricing options!


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  1. Breastfeeding nutrition: Tips for moms

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