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The post-partum period for both mothers and newborn babies are as essential as the prenatal and antepartum period during pregnancy. The postpartum period is where the mother recovers from the amount of stress taken in by the body during childbirth and regain back her health for effective nursing. This is also the period where the mother welcomes her newborn baby. Although first-time mothers can experience nervousness and feelings of being overwhelmed, these emotions are completely normal and this is why assistance from confinement nannies are sought after.
However, not only does the baby require immediate attention but the mother as well. Childbirth is indeed stressful and it can drain one’s energy. Massages usually help in relaxing the mother both physically, mentally, and emotionally as it promotes the reduction of stress and better blood circulation for a faster healing process.
Aside from stress reduction and promotion of healing process, we have broken down several benefits of post-natal massages for you as a mother.
Massages ease pain and soreness of muscles
Childbirth indeed strained most of your muscles and you can only feel the pain once the whole process is over. Usually, muscle pains occur at the lower back, hips, and the abdomen—these are the muscles that are used particularly during childbirth. Massaging these areas provide relief and comfort as massage techniques usually stretch and enable better circulation along these areas.
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It helps in regulating your post-partum hormones
Hormones are usually at peak during pregnancy and immediately decreases after delivery. A good massage helps in regulating post-partum hormones such as prolactin and oxytocin. These two hormones are the ones responsible for the stimulation of breast milk which the baby can greatly benefit from. There are hormones that are responsible for mood balance and emotions and a good massage can also help in maintaining their balance.
It facilitates the healing process
When you give birth to a child, it is inevitable to tear a few of your muscles and also your skin. A good post-partum massage would help in relaxing tired and strained muscles. Massages also promote better circulation and good blood flow. A good blood flow towards a traumatized tissue or muscle promotes faster healing as the components of the blood triggers cell repairs. The blood flow is also helpful in flushing toxins towards the filtering organs found inside the body system and out of the body.
A good post-partum massage is also an excellent way to relax and give you some time alone to meditate and de-stress. Just be sure to hire an experienced, knowledgeable, and well-equipped individual who can perform these post-natal massages with adequate experiences. You can check out various confinement centres in Singapore to look for a confinement nanny that can best fit your needs and preferences. Having someone skilled and professional to perform a post partum massage on you is truly beneficial as it improves not only your inner health but also excellent for your overall well-being.