We should be familiar with the new and old concepts in puerperium. Traditionally, we can not take a bath during the puerperium, not wash our hair, do not walk low and brush our teeth. For fear of leaving a sick root. There are many new mothers who are constrained by the older generation’s ideas and have fallen into the predicament of puerperium.

In fact, good personal hygiene habits are very important to the health of new mothers, especially the following points.

1, bathing

Everyone’s understanding of puerperium is, can’t bathe, can’t wash hair, can’t touch water, can’t blow, so novice mother spent the whole 30 days indoors, shaggy face to adapt to their mother’s day.

Here we have to remind you that the “moon” maternal secretions are more, especially lochia, lochia is usually about 4 weeks to 6 weeks after delivery to clean up, to maintain frequent cushion changes during the month to keep clean and dry.

In addition, the month can also take a bath and shampoo, bath can eliminate fatigue, ease the mood, improve sleep and appetite, prevent infection, natural childbirth mothers, no side cut wounds, in physical recovery can take a bath. Generally do not wash bath, can only take a shower. After washing your hair, you must dry your body and wrap your headscarves in case you catch cold.

Postpartum novice mother originally sweated much, so we should pay more attention to changing clothes, clothes to be soft and loose, breathable, frequent wash, do not wear too much in summer, in order to avoid heatstroke.

2. Brush your teeth.

Brushing your teeth every day is the key to maintaining oral health. But many novice mothers are so frightened by the idea that brushing their teeth after childbirth will loosen them and lose them that they dare not brush their teeth throughout the month.

Instead of brushing your teeth, it will affect the health of your teeth. Because the new mother’s saliva contains high acid content and teeth are easily damaged. Not brushing your teeth will stimulate your teeth and oral mucous membranes, causing periodontitis, gingivitis and dental caries.

It is recommended that novice mothers keep brushing their teeth after childbirth and choose soft-haired toothbrushes to reduce irritation to the gums. They can also “brush” their teeth with gauze on their fingers or use mouthwash to keep them clean and dry.

3. Breast cleanliness.

In post natal hygiene, mothers often neglect breast cleaning.

Wash your hands and rinse them with warm water every time they are breast fed. They should also be cleaned after lactation. Postpartum mothers should wear breast-feeding underwear, more relaxed than usual underwear, in addition, should often wash, because the milk stains are not only dry and uncomfortable, but also easy to be contaminated. Mothers who have more milk secretion may try breast proof breast pad.

Mothers who have nipple chapped need to be more careful in nursing their breasts. Every time after lactation, apply proper amount of repair cream.

4. Cut your nails.

Some mothers were warned that they could not cut their nails after delivery, so that they could avoid scissors.

In fact, postpartum mothers often want to hold the baby, in order to protect the baby’s delicate skin, so more to care for their nails. In addition, the nail is keratinized epithelium, not scissors wind.

5. Comb your hair.

Postpartum because of physiological and hormone changes, coupled with the baby after birth, the mother’s sleep decreased, so there will be hair loss, but this does not mean that postpartum can not comb hair.

Hair comb can stimulate scalp, promote local skin circulation and prevent hair loss. Novice mothers don’t use too sharp comb to prevent stabbing the scalp. Comb your hair slowly, comb your hair and massage it. Don’t wait until your hair is untidy or even knot.

In addition, puerperal air conditioning and fan can be turned on, but be careful not to blow the tuyere on the puerpera, puerpera room temperature should be maintained at 25 to 28 degrees.


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