After giving birth, mothers need to take care of the baby, and they are in a hurry and will inevitably lose energy. It is important to take good care of your baby, but if you neglect your postpartum body, it may seriously affect your quality of life, and even leave the root cause of diseases that will appear in the next few decades.
1. If the symptoms of pelvic floor muscle damage are not serious, postpartum repair is not necessary
Many mothers don't understand the pelvic floor muscles. When pelvic floor dysfunction occurs, the older generation always tells new mothers with their past experience: Women will have these problems after giving birth, and there is no better way. The mothers felt that their symptoms were not serious, so they felt that there was no need to spend money to go to the hospital for examination.
In fact, during pregnancy and childbirth, hormones, abdominal pressure, gravity, muscle stretching and other factors will cause varying degrees of damage to the pelvic floor muscles. So even if there are no symptoms at present, the pelvic floor muscles are still in a damaged state, and with age and hormone changes, the symptoms will gradually worsen. This is why many middle-aged women suffer from urine leakage and uterine prolapse. Many mothers did not take the check-up seriously when they were young, and delayed treatment. When they were older, various problems with the pelvic floor muscles appeared.
2. Caesarean section does not need to be used for pelvic floor muscle repair
Many mothers think that because of a caesarean section, the child is not born from the vagina and the pelvic floor muscles cannot be injured, so there is no need for pelvic floor rehabilitation. This is a big mistake! During pregnancy and as the baby grows up, the pressure in the abdominal cavity will also increase, squeezing the pelvic floor muscles. After delivery, part of the maternal ligaments will loosen and the organs cannot be fixed in the normal position, so the pelvic floor will appear. disfunction. As with the normal delivery, there are many problems such as leakage of urine, uterine prolapse, vaginal relaxation, etc., and mothers who have a cesarean section should face many. Therefore, postpartum pelvic floor rehabilitation is very necessary.
3. The belly is getting fat after childbirth
The bulging belly after childbirth looks like it is in pregnancy. Some mothers think it is "fat" and need to lose fat, so they immediately start desperately to lose weight. The result is very little effect. This is caused by the separation of the rectus abdominis. So how do mothers judge whether they are pure "fat" or separated rectus abdominis? You can self-test at home like this: lying on your back with your legs bent; exposing your abdomen, lifting your upper body, holding your abdomen forcefully; reaching into the abdomen with the index and middle fingers of your right hand, feel the abdominal muscles on both sides squeeze your fingers in the middle, measure the distance between the muscles . For 2-3 fingers, it is recommended to cooperate with Kegel training daily to improve the separation of rectus abdominis; more serious than 3 fingers, you need to seek medical treatment in time.
4. Drink plenty of soup to promote lactation
The traditional concept believes that drinking more soups after childbirth is helpful to promote lactation. There are various traditional milk soups, such as fish soup, chicken soup, and trotter soup. In fact, this is a misunderstanding. The amount of breast milk has little to do with diet. These soups are only used to supplement mothers with nourishment and lay a good foundation for their bodies. Even because the soup contains a lot of fat and protein, it may cause blockage of the breast and affect the secretion of breast milk.
The key factors for lactation are: the hormones (oxytocin, prolactin) that produce milk, and breast tissue. The most effective method of breastfeeding is actually around. The baby's sucking is the magic weapon for breastfeeding. It can stimulate the mother's oxytocin and prolactin, and then the mother's brain will direct the breast to secrete milk. You can also massage your breasts more often to keep the breasts unblocked.
5. It is not necessary to repair the pelvic floor two years after delivery
Mothers can often hear this statement: within 6 months after childbirth, the level of hormones in pregnant women will be greatly changed compared with that during pregnancy. 42 days to 6 months is the "golden time" for the recovery of pelvic floor function, and within one year after childbirth, the pelvic floor is the "golden time". The best time to recover at the end. Many mothers miss the best time for various reasons. Is pelvic floor repair still necessary? Of course.
Pelvic floor muscle repair is originally a gradual process. It takes a long time to wake up and activate the pelvic floor muscles. Therefore, as long as you persevere, it will have a certain effect even two years after delivery. The pelvic floor muscle strength is graded from 0 to 5, and 5 is the best. If you want to know how well you have recovered, you can go to the hospital or use a special instrument to evaluate your muscle strength and judge the repair effect.