We have a lot of pregnant patients at the clinic, and a lot of women who are trying to conceive. One thing I noticed is that there are a lot of resources out there detailing everything we need to do to take care of ourselves while trying to conceive and throughout the duration of our pregnancies, but there is a serious lack of resources for the post-pregnancy period of our lives.
From personal experience, I can tell you I was not prepared for the physical and emotional changes that took place after giving birth to my daughter Esther nearly two years ago. This pregnancy, I decided I would devote more of my time to figuring out ways to take care of myself immediately after the delivery, and one of the resources I have found very helpful is this book, The Post-Pregnancy Handbook by Sylvia Brown.
In this book, you’ll find different ways of speeding up and aiding in the recovery process whether you had a vaginal delivery or C-section. Brown outlines different natural remedies including teas, essential oils, homeopathy, exercises and alternative therapies that can help as well as listing the conventional treatment modalities, offering a wide variety of treatment options. This is not a book you need to read cover to cover, but I highly recommend reading through a few sections of this book to prepare yourself for the days and weeks that follow.
All the best to you and your family!