Mothers often put themselves last, ensuring first that everyone and everything else is taken care of before thinking about tending to their own needs. However, an important part of motherhood that most women ignore, is to take care of themselves. It is essential to do so as your body is still recovering from the complicated process of pregnancy.
Take a minute, reflect on the past nine months of childbearing, and reward yourself for a job well done by trying these 5 easy ways to pamper yourself, and enjoy your journey as a new mother.
#1 Hire A Confinement Lady
A confinement lady is professionally trained to help new mothers navigate their transition into motherhood, and a key person to have in your support network. Easing some post-natal stress and assisting with diaper changes, feeding support, bathing, and other needs you and your baby may have. Beyond that, a confinement lady can also identify early signs of depression and advice you so you get the help you need as soon as possible.
#2 Get a Post-Natal Massage
A post-natal massage is designed for mothers who have just given birth. This is to help re-adjust or re-align the body and its parts into their pre-pregnancy positions. Massage has long been used as a therapeutic way to promote relaxation, pain relief, and stress reduction, and a post-natal massage has all of these same benefits, along with helping with a quicker recovery and overall health after giving birth. Confinement services in Singapore often have packages that include various massages to suit your needs.
#3 Treat Yourself To A Mani-Pedi Session
A mani-pedi is the perfect way to pamper yourself, but many women still worry about the chemicals that could get absorbed into their bloodstream when they swipe on polishes while still breastfeeding. Fortunately, the nail polish industry has made amazing strides in the past few years, developing safer options for new mothers. And though polish does contain trace amounts of harsh chemicals, they’re not absorbed by your nail beds and have never been linked to birth defects in babies. So go ahead and invite a friend to join you, or enjoy the quiet time alone to just relax!
#4 Have Your Friends Over For a Catch-Up Session
There is research indicating that having solid friendships is beneficial for your health. Friends help us recover from illness, stress, promote brain health, reduce high blood pressure and can even help reduce an unhealthy body mass index. But having a baby added to the equation can change existing friendships. One of the ways to keep up a friendship could be to find some time for a catch up over coffee in the convenience and comfort of home. It could also be an opportunity for some support while you take turns to watch over the baby.
Meeting other families at the same stage of life can also be helpful. Many new parents find that joining a parent support group or local play group are great ways of getting to know other people who are also knee-deep in diapers. These relationships can be incredibly supportive as you are all encountering similar questions, challenges, and joys.
#5 Carve Out Some “Me” Time
There are a million and one things mothers have to deal with on a daily basis, often leaving them frazzled and in need of some “me time”. “Me time” for mothers should happen as a routine, not only when you start feeling ball chains anchoring on those ankles. Remember that while you may be a mother, you are also your own person with friends, family, and your own ambitions and dreams. Alternatively, you may also consider engaging confinement nanny services; not only will you be getting a break, you’ll also give others time to spend with your baby, making the transition to daycare later on a little easier because your child would be used to more than one person.
You Deserve Your Own Little Slice Of Heaven
A lot of women feel guilty about spending time away from their newborns after birth, but every journey into motherhood is unique. Don’t judge yourself based on what others are doing. Reach out to us to discover the best options for you and your baby with confinement nanny services! You deserve your own little slice of heaven in the form of your favourite pastime after giving birth to your new ball of joy.