Congratulations, Mom. Welcome to the best job you’ll ever have.
After nine months – not to mention a lifetime – of waiting, you did it! Your baby is finally in your arms. You’ve no doubt spent so much time thinking about this moment. But what about everything that comes next?
The first few weeks at home with your baby can be incredibly stressful. This is an enormous lifestyle change, and in addition to the emotional aftermath of childbirth, you have undergone a great deal of physical stress.
Your body has been through something incredibly intense – not just during childbirth, but throughout your entire pregnancy. It is common to wonder how long it takes to get back to normal, or when you can start re-incorporating physical activity back into your life.
These instructions are simple guidelines to help you through the initial period of transition from “mother-to-be” to “mommy.” We want you to take these few weeks and be good to yourself. After all, being healthy and well is the best gift you can give to your baby.