The first three months after delivery is very important for the mother. During this period, the expanded uterus shrinks back to normal position, ligaments, muscles and tendons associated with uterus start gaining back the lost power. Mother also recovers back the mental strength, which will be a bit low in the first week after delivery. First week after delivery:
We have learnt in detail about care of mother in the first week after deliver.
The following explanation is further to the first week care.
1. Oil massage and hot water bath – should be continued for next 2 to 3 months. Oils preferred are – Balaswagandhadi Taila, Ksheerabala taila or Bala taila. It helps to strengthen the lower back, hip area, bones, muscles and ligaments.
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2. Lumbar belt -
Using an abdomen belt with moderate pressure at least for 4 – 5 hours a day helps to strengthen back, supports uterus and ligaments.
Rest – While mild walking is quite ok, rigorous work, heavy weight lifting is totally discouraged. It leaves the uterine muscles and tendons weak. Uterine prolapse during post mid life is linked to improper after delivery care of mother and rest.
Ayurveda explains different Ayurvedic products based on the need of the mother. Here is a general bird view regarding a few basic Ayurvedic products. Consult your Ayurvedic doctor for suitable suggestion. Self medication will be dangerous.
As a general rule, Dashamoolarishtam is advised for initial couple of months. It helps to relieve pain and inflammation. It also boosts immunity and keeps most of the infections at bay.
Shatavari Gulam is usually advised to achieve overall hormonal balance. It also helps to improve lactation.
Balanta Kada – number 1 – 3 is often prescribed by a few doctors. Each one in successive months.
Note: All the products are not advised together. usually doctor chooses permutation and combination of medicines based on symptoms in the mother.