Postpartum is the period of time after you have a baby. In a "normal" time, this is a very challenging time by itself. The 4th trimester is a time of amazing intensity and massive adjustment. This period of time, around 6 weeks, is a short season in life but a very important one. This time is after you have had 9 months of pregnancy, hours of labor, and delivery of a beautiful baby. Your body transforms again, your stamina and energy get tested, your connections to the world loosen and life is a bit different. In some cultures, the postpartum period of healing and adjustment was expected and supported. Her community would cook for her, nurture her and take all her responsibilities off her plate so she could transition healthy and happily from expectant woman to mother.
Well, to a mom who just had a baby from March 2020 to present, this may look a little different with our current culture. With a widespread pandemic, having friends and family come over to support you and your new family probably looks a bit different. In most families, they may not have any outside support at all. Because of how contagious this virus is, restaurants are shut down, families are staying home, people are out of work and that will affect every person, but it will greatly affect, the postpartum woman.
How they can Help
As a woman goes through her postpartum journey, her body and mind undergo massive change and that change can be very difficult on her and her family. Having a great support network to help out with making food, helping with household chores, helping to take care of newborn baby, and simply put someone to just talk to can help massively with this change. Also, eating well, resting and starting to be active in a healthy way can also really help. Well how do you cope when that is all taken away or greatly diminished?
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Postpartum is the period of time after you have a baby. In a "normal" time, this is a very challenging time by itself. Well, to a mom who just had a baby from March 2020 to present, this may look a little different with our current culture. With a widespread pandemic, having friends and family come over to support you and your new family probably looks a bit different.Quoted From: https://thepelvicfloorplace.com/how-to-survive-postpartum-during-a-pandemic/
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