Healing after Birth

Healing after birth is not really talked about, is it?

Of course you have a 6 week check up. But what about the finer details, the stuff you may not feel comfortable opening up about? Or even the stuff you're not sure is normal?


Today I'm opening up about my experience post birth, with the hope of providing some informative tips and experience for you.

Of course, please remember that every person and birth is unique, and seek consultation and guidance from your trusted professional before implementing anything. If you would like to book in a consultation with myself for nutrition and supplementation support you can do so here.


Let's get into it!


Blood!

After birth, there is usually a lot of blood. More than you would think. Definitely purchase Maternity Pads. No, normal pads won't cut it, trust me I tried :P


Stitches

If you require stitches you want to make sure the area is clean and hygienic to reduce the risk of infection and support recovery.

I used a product called bodyguard, which is Ionic Silver. From my experience it really helped with the healing process, and reduced the bleeding.


Supporting tissue healing

Having 1 cup of bone broth daily will provide your body with collagen and chondroitin to support tissue repair.

You can also use collagen powder; I recommend Nutra Organics.


Water

Drink lots of pure clean water to hydrate you and support milk production.


Cultured Products

I had a course of antibiotics post birth, and to assist in reinoculating my gut, I consumed coconut yoghurt daily. I buy this starter culture and make my own yoghurt from this, It provides probiotics to support a vibrant and diverse microbiome in your gut.


Sun and Vitamin D

Getting some responsible sunlight exposure is very restorative and also forces you to rest.


Body Work

I saw a Chiropractor regularly before and after birth and found it really helped to re align my body. I always felt much much better afterward!


Diet:

Eat real food, that is unprocessed and in its most natural form as much as possible. Focus on protein and fat sources in each meal as these provide the building blocks for repairing muscle tissue, healing and reducing inflammation.


And lastly, support from fellow mummas. Lots of it.


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Happy Day!

Jenna Poole

Clinical Nutritionist