Why is it that no one prepares new moms for the fourth trimester? I knew all about the good, bad, and ugly of pregnancy, but I had little knowledge of what to expect after. I don’t want other new moms to feel as lost as I did, so I decided to put together a must have items for all new moms list.
Nick not only had a big head, but he came out with his arm up and his hand next to his head. Needless to say I got ripped up big time. It took me weeks and weeks to recover. I don’t know how I would have gotten by without pain killers. I know that moms that had c-sections badly need pain killers too. Make sure you check with your doctor to figure out what is safe for you to take, especially if you’re breast-feeding.
A Warm Bath
Once it’s safe, or once you feel up for it, I highly recommend taking a warm bath. It did wonders in helping ease my pain. Plus as a new mom taking time for yourself and relaxing is heavenly.
After being ripped up and stitched up the use of the bathroom wasn’t very pleasant. Having a stool softener like DulcoEase® Pink™ can help make the process easier. It is a stimulant-free laxative, and it contains the #1 OB/GYN recommended stool softener ingredient*. It both prevents and relieves constipation by drawing water into the bowel making the stool softer and making a bowel movement happen within 12 to 72 hours. It’s even from the makers of the #1 consumer preferred stool softener (chosen over Colace®). If you’re pregnant or breast-feeding check with your doctor to make sure it’s safe for you to use.
I couldn’t nurse, but I still couldn’t have lived without my nursing pillow. It’s amazing how heavy a seven pound baby can be when you’re holding their weight in ways you’re not used to. As if I wasn’t already sore enough I had to add sore arms to the equation. My nursing pillow really helped me support Nick during feedings.
Taking care of a newborn is exhausting. Plus you need to recover from the delivery. What every new mother needs is support from family and friends. If they offer to help you out take them up on it! You need to focus on taking care of your little one and yourself. Let other people cook and clean for you. Make sure your husband takes his turn with the little one too!
Every new mother’s toolkit should include DulcoEase® Pink™, the #1 OB/GYN recommended ingredient* for going #2. So if you are pregnant or breast feeding, ask your doctor if you should think Pink. Find savings on DulcoEase® Pink™ at www.MomsTalkDulcoEase.com!
*Among stool softener ingredients
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DulcoEase® Pink™. The opinions and text are all mine.