Hello, my name is Sarah. I was always an avid athlete until I suffered a serious injury in college. The injury caused extensive pain through my neck and shoulders whenever I made certain movements. I had to live with the pain for years as there were no treatment options that worked for me. I finally went to see a chiropractor who helped me recover from this injury. My site will talk about the diagnostic tests and treatments used by chiropractors. I will explore the various injuries and illnesses chiropractors can treat. Thank you for coming to my website. I hope you enjoyed your visit.
If you've recently given birth to a baby, you've probably already spent countless minutes staring at your little bundle of joy. While these moments are precious and fleeting, you should be sure to take care of yourself, too, as being a mom is one of the most physically demanding jobs out there.
Here are a few things to remember to keep yourself strong, healthy, and ready to be a supermom.
1. It's okay to not stare at your baby all day.
Those little, round eyes and chubby cheeks are truly entrancing, but you have to look up from your baby now and then if you want to prevent neck pain. Keeping your head in the same position for an extended period of time can put strain on your muscles. This can cause pain and discomfort in your neck, which often makes it hard to move your head from side to side.
Change positions periodically to ease the stress that certain muscles may be under. Chances are that your little one will keep sleeping even when you have to shift your body around.
2. Support yourself.
Whether you're formula feeding or breastfeeding your little one, holding a baby for hours each day can start to affect you physically. To help yourself maintain a good posture, consider propping yourself or your baby up with supports. Nursing pillows can wrap around you, making it easier to hold your baby up in a feeding position, and the right combination of pillows that you already have at home can also do the same trick.
It's certainly easier said than done as a new mom, but you should try to get as much sleep as you can, even if that includes taking several naps during the day. Researchers have found that sleep and pain are correlated with each other, and that connection may be attributed to the fact that sleep is a restorative period for your body. Without those 7 to 8 hours of shut-eye each night, your body might not have the chance to recharge itself. Over time, you'll probably feel yourself getting more drained, so you should try to address your sleep issues as soon as you can.
4. Professional help is readily available.
You shouldn't be afraid to reach out to a medical professional if your neck pain isn't getting better. Chiropractors are often sought out by new mothers, as they have the knowledge and skills necessary to treat a number of musculoskeletal issues. They can suggest gentle treatment options for you, in addition to teaching you about exercises that can help you prevent future injuries.
You'll soon see that time does fly by, and instead of wishing to see the day when your baby will crawl or walk, you'll find yourself fondly remembering those long hours you spent cuddling. To make these days a bit easier, take good care of yourself in addition to looking after your son or daughter.