Many pregnant mothers think of the summer postpartum period as a great challenge because the weather is hot and they often sweat, making them feel sticky and uncomfortable. In fact, as long as you pay attention to postpartum precautions and take good care, you can have a comfortable postpartum.
1、 The necessity of the postpartum period
The postpartum period, also known as the puerperium for medical students, is the period from the end of delivery to the recovery of the mother’s body to the pre pregnancy state. Due to the increased burden on the mother’s heart, kidneys, and other organs caused by the fetus in the uterus during pregnancy, the cervix and external genitalia of the postpartum mother become soft and congested, and the mother consumes a lot of physical strength and energy while waiting for delivery. The postpartum period not only allows novice mothers to quickly adapt to the daily life of being mothers, It can also provide better rest for novice mothers.
2、 Precautions during the postpartum period
During the postpartum period, there are three main precautions for postpartum women: cleaning, diet, and clothing. Take good care of these three aspects, and no matter how hot the summer weather is, you can have a comfortable postpartum period.
1. Cleaning section
Don’t believe in old customs such as not being able to brush your teeth or wash your hair. It is best to take a shower every day to keep skin pores unobstructed, and be careful not to wash the genital area to avoid infection; It is best not to use a hair dryer when washing hair, but to use a towel to naturally dry or air dry. Of course, it is best to choose a shampoo specifically for pregnant and postpartum women.
Pregnant women experience severe calcium loss during pregnancy, and after childbirth, they should pay more attention to protecting their teeth by rinsing their mouth after meals and brushing their teeth before bedtime. In addition, attention should be paid to the cleanliness of lochia.
2. Dietary section
Maternal diet should be based on natural foods and should not consume excessive amounts of nutrients. For example, drinking brown sugar water appropriately, supplementing iron, and diuresis; Avoid spicy and easily bloating foods, consume more vegetables and fruits rich in plant fiber, and avoid eating big fish and meat within two weeks after giving birth to avoid causing a burden on gastrointestinal function.
Maternal clothing should be made of cotton, which is both warm and sweat-absorbing, and has good breathability. On weekdays, it is best to wear long clothes and pants at home, especially to sleep after taking a shower, to avoid getting cold easily due to hot weather during summer nights. At the same time, clothes should be washed and changed frequently, and it is best to disinfect them in the sunlight to avoid bacterial growth.
Therefore, it is not difficult for postpartum women to pass a comfortable postpartum period. Remember all precautions and take good care of them, even if the weather is hot, there is no need to worry!