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Is it necessary to take first 40 days rest after birth? I am a single mom. How do I handle this 🤔

Dr Pooja Marathe



hey new mom, Your postpartum recovery won't be just a few days. Fully recovering from pregnancy and childbirth can take months. While many women feel mostly recovered by 6-8 weeks, it may take longer than this to feel like yourself again. During this time, you may feel as though your body has turned against you. Staying home to relax with your baby for a set amount of time—in most cultures, it's 30 to 40 days—allows your body time to recover (which they believe means a healthier body now and for decades to come). the first 40 days after having a baby is traditionally known as la cuarentena, a time for new moms to rest, recover, and focus on breastfeeding while the women in their communities provide housekeeping and other support.

Your postpartum recovery won't be just a few days. Fully recovering from pregnancy and childbirth can take months. While many women feel mostly recovered by 6-8 weeks, it may take longer than this to feel like yourself again. During this time, you may feel as though your body has turned against you. .The first 40 days after having a baby is traditionally known as la cuarentena, a time for new moms to rest, recover, and focus on breastfeeding while the women in their communities provide housekeeping and other support. Staying home to relax with your baby for a set amount of time—in most cultures, it's 30 to 40 days—allows your body time to recover (which they believe means a healthier body now and for decades to come) .


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