After successful birth, the woman’s health deteriorated greatly. Postpartum care plays a very important role in helping a woman’s body quickly return to a normal state. And at this moment, the fathers’ care, care and help is very necessary. So what should a husband do to take good care of his women after giving birth?
Helping his women to stabilize psychology
The sensitivity of a woman who has just given birth to a woman giving birth for the first time is many times higher than that of other normal women. They are susceptible to noises, words or blames, sudden joy and sadness, even sobbing because of something nowhere, in addition, anxiety and insecurity for the baby’s health upset birth. daily activities, the sleep of the sisters.
Without understanding and sharing from relatives, especially husbands, women will easily fall into loneliness or depression. This condition is also partly caused by sudden hormonal changes. That is, hormones from the placenta during pregnancy make her feel refreshed, alert, happy, and happy, but these hormones drop right after birth, causing moms to change mood. And so if the husband is not interested in sharing, depression will occur.
There are many ways fathers can help their wives overcome this situation. One of the things a husband needs to do is to give his women peace of mind, to become a firm shoulder for her to rely on. Please take the time to listen to your women’s confession, help your women to be reassured by spending more time with both mother and child, and defending her when it is necessary in the relationship. At the same time, join her in taking care of and nurturing the baby, helping her feel secure about her husband even if he is not around.
Help your women take care of the wound after giving birth
Fathers remember: the wound of a mother giving birth often or by a cesarean section is equally complex. If it is a normal birth, father should help his mother to take care of the episiotomy, and if he has a caesarean, he should help his women take care of the wound.
Perineal wounds: During normal birth, a pregnant woman’s uterus may contract as much as possible to accelerate the baby out. This can tear the anal sphincter. Therefore, doctors will use an episiotomy to support and speed up the safe delivery process. Careful care with an episiotomy is extremely important, because if you do not clean it properly or do not clean it, it will cause infection, difficult to treat and more painful.
So dad needs to clean the suture with warm water, then wipe it dry, then help mom change the tampon regularly 3 times a day to prevent infection and moisture from amniotic fluid. Let mom eat lots of green vegetables to help avoid constipation. Because when a mother is constipated, it is easy to tear an unhealed suture.
If it is a cesarean section, the doctors will help fathers take care of his women’s wound during the days in the hospital. For abdominal wounds, use a clean cotton ball to dry the incision, leaving it open without a bandage, keeping it dry and clean. It is possible to disinfect the wound with betadine solution. But mothers who have a C-section still need to change their tampons every 4 hours. Now the fathers try to help their wives wash-and-replace when the mother needs them. The parents note not to arbitrarily apply any strange medicine or solution to his women without consulting the doctor
Also, fathers help their women to cleanse her body by cleaning herself for her. Wipe the whole body, the father only needs clean – warm water, mixed with a little hot oil and then use a soft cloth to wipe all over the face, body, especially hands and feet. When wiping yourself for your women, you need to do it discreetly, don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid.
A note for fathers is that naturally born mothers can be allowed to bathe and wash normally (with the help of their husband). Mothers who give birth by cesarean section can also get in contact with water if the wound is dry.
Nutritional supplement for women
Postpartum is the time when a mother’s body lacks many nutrients because it is given priority to her baby during pregnancy and lost it during the process of labor. Moreover, mothers still give priority to providing nutrients to feed their babies every day through breast milk. Therefore, increasing maternal supplementation during lactation is necessary to help the mother’s body recover, stay healthy and increase the quality of breast milk.
Dad can now help his women by making (or buying) her nourishing foods, or at least drastically interfering with her menu (helping her to avoid old-fashioned abstinence notions in family).
Help your women to breastfeed
Because after birth, the mother’s body still hurts, so it will be difficult to keep the baby in the right position. But babies are born with instinct to find and breastfeed, so babies can learn to suck right from birth without any practice. Just let the baby contact the mother’s nipple, the baby will find nipples, suck the nipples and suck enthusiastically.
The manipulation of suckling of the mother’s breast will stimulate hormones in the body, activating the milk factory in the mother’s body to produce milk. Some mothers may take 2-3 days for milk to come back, so if dad helps the baby to breastfeed the sooner the milk will come back. If you see that the mother is low on milk, the baby is crying loudly because she sucks and the milk does not come out, do not rush to say that she has less milk. Instead, encourage and help both mother and baby during the first feed.
If the mother has a cesarean section, it often hurts and the transportation is also more difficult. For mothers who give birth by cesarean section, father can help mothers to breastfeed their babies lying down to avoid causing pain in the surgery. fulcrum for your head. At this time, the mother’s palm must hold the baby’s head on the neck and pay attention to the direction of the head and guide the baby to breastfeed. If you want to be comfortable for both mother and baby, the best mother should put a pillow on the mother’s lap.
Helping his women with housework and childcare
In the family life, if there are only two husband and women, the housework does not arise much. But when new members are added, a lot of housework will arise, especially with women. Housework is compared to “nameless” but working day in and day out, from going to the market, cooking, washing dishes, cleaning the house, drying clothes, bathing for the children … has consumed a lot of people’s time. women in the family, making them seem to have no time for themselves.
So at this time, fathers should actively share housework with their wives, do not hesitate to take care of their children at night, so that they can feel that someone is by their side at all times, everywhere.
In addition, sharing child care with your women has many benefits because it is also an opportunity to increase the intimacy between father and child, and so that the mother will also have more time to rest, regain health later at birth.