While you might be making a whole lot of plans as to how you are going to take care of your baby, it is important that you take care of yourself as well.
The entire period of pregnancy would have been extremely demanding, both physically as well as emotionally. Therefore, it is vital that you take special care of your health so that you can get back your pre-pregnancy fitness. Working on your health will also help you take care of your baby much better, especially through the initial days and nights which can be quite exhausting.
To being with, it is important that you take time to exercise so that you get back in shape. Pregnancy would have caused a lot of fat to accumulate especially around your abdomen, thighs and buttocks.
Working out will help you get in shape, as well as increase your energy levels. Working out could involve minor aerobics, a brisk walk, swimming, and post-natal exercises offered by good gyms.
A healthy diet goes a long way towards building up your strength, both physically as well as emotionally. Eat a balanced diet. Be sure to include a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables in your meals, and ensure that you drink eight to ten glasses of water each day. Increase your consumption of dairy products and cut out on fast foods.
Remember that the food you eat will affect your baby, especially if you are nursing the child. Some good snacks could include vegetable soups, hummus, baked beans, toast, sandwiches and salads.
There are some new mothers who believe that once their baby is born, they should remain by the child all the time and forget their friends. However, this will tend to cause complications, since many new mothers suffer from post-natal depression, for which they definitely need support. Meeting friends just for a little chat or a small meal will go a long way towards beating the blues, and helping you get back on track, emotionally.