Your new postpartum life: 3 areas to focus on

If you haven’t heard the news, having a baby sort of changes your life. Remember the days of going to the shop? This now feels like packing for a vacation. How about a full night’s sleep? Well, we all know the truths about that. Of course, those initial months are hard but, in the end, it’s completely worthwhile. In a bid to make your new postpartum life a little easier to come to terms with, we have today outlined three areas that you should hone in on. If you can do this, the impact will be terrific.

Set an exercise regime

As we all know, your body is one area that will have changed phenomenally over the last few months.

Now, we are by no means suggesting that you are going to be able to complete a turnaround that some celebrities are able to pull off in the space of a couple of weeks, but at the same time it's worth having an exercise plan in place. Let's not forget that it's not just your bump which is affected here; it’s other areas of your body which also feel the impact.

For example, your breasts will start to sag, which is one of the reasons why breast augmentation procedures are on the rise so much. Before you get to this stage, you might consider various pectoral exercises to at least boost this area of your body.

Regardless of what exercises you focus on, just make sure that your expectations are realistic. One of the principle mistakes that new moms make is thinking that they can revert back to their old plan at ease when in reality, this is never going to happen.

Organise your diet

Next on your list is your diet. Again, several years ago cooking fresh ingredients might have been your idea of the ultimate pastime. Now, it's just a drain on your time.

The problem a lot of new moms have is that they just don't have the time to cook fresh, healthy meals. It means that they regularly start to turn to fast food and ready meals - just because of the convenience factor. The consequence of this is that it becomes really hard to stay on top of your shape.

So, what's the solution? Meal prep is one idea, and if you can turn to this before your baby is born you'll be onto a real winner. By doing this, and freezing your meals, you'll find that eating clean becomes so much easier again.

Don't lose your social life

So far, we have covered two aspects of your physical health. Next on the list is your mental health - which is often forgotten about. This can be a primary mistake, particularly because post-natal depression is so common amongst new mothers nowadays.

One of the big problems that a lot of new parents find is a lack of socialising. Firstly, it's difficult to leave the house and like we have already alluded to, going to the shop is a big chore in itself. Then, it can be difficult to meet people, or at least meet people in a similar position to you. It means that it can be easy to lock yourself into your home, which obviously can cause no-end of social problems.


  1. It took me 15 months to get back to my prebaby self.

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