20 Jun 2023 | 6 min Read
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The much-awaited news is here! Ram Charan and Upasana Kamineni Konidela have welcomed their first child. In the early hours of June 20, 2023, the couple was blessed with a baby girl, and shortly after that, the hospital posted an official statement, announcing the joyful news.
Read on, as we give you more deets and also discuss some crucial postpartum essentials that help mums transition into motherhood easily and also enhance recovery.
In the late hours of June 19, 2023, many media outlets reported that the power couple, Upasana Kamineni and Ram Charan had officially checked into the Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, for their delivery. The couple were accompanied by their family members and looked super happy and ready to welcome their newborn.
In the wee hours of June 20, 2023, the hospital officially announced their baby girl’s arrival and reported that both the mum and the little one were doing well. Soon, the hospital was flocked by the couple’s family, and the baby’s grandfather and superstar, Chiranjeevi, was also spotted on the premises.
Fans of the couple also expressed excitement and showered them with congratulatory messages. Colleagues of Ram Charan and Upasana also took to their social media accounts to congratulate them for becoming new parents.
As you know, for new mums, postpartum care is crucial as it enables their body to heal from the stress undergone during labour and delivery, and also encourages steady recovery and healing. This is where certain postpartum essentials come in handy, which facilitate a smoother transition into motherhood and hasten recovery.
Ahead, we have discussed postpartum essentials every mum should have before welcoming their bundle of joy. Take a look!
Postpartum pains and aches are quite common and you may experience them regardless of how you deliver your baby. Some of the common afterbirth pains include leg cramps, back pain, and stomach tightening. These usually occur due to all the physical changes experienced during pregnancy.
Additionally, sitting for long hours to nurse your baby and sleep deprivation can add up to your pain and make you all the more uncomfortable. To ease your pain, use a natural pain relief oil and apply it to affected areas to reduce inflammation and soothe your muscles.
Whether you had a c-section or vaginal delivery, it is normal to experience discharge or bleeding for a few weeks after giving birth. This is why you should stock up on some sturdy maxi pads.
Go for super-absorbent and long pads with wings that help soak the bleeding quickly, while keeping you comfortable and preventing any kind of wet feeling. To be on the safer side, keep 4-5 sets of maxi pads ready before your due date, and bring a few of them in your maternity hospital bag.
A super-soft and comfortable nursing bra will serve you well during postpartum. Nursing bras are made with gentle and soft materials that prevent irritation and absorb leakage from your breasts that may occur in the first few weeks after childbirth.
Opt for a moisture-wicking and sustainable bra that is comfortable to nurse in, and offers good support to your breasts.
In the first few weeks after giving birth to your baby, your breasts may feel swollen and tender due to the discharge of colostrum (referred to as first breast milk). This may lead to engorgement, causing breast pain.
To reduce the pain, you can use a natural nipple butter, enriched with plant-based actives that hydrate and nourish your skin and also heal your cracked and sore nipples.
It is common to experience soreness and inflammation in your vagina after delivery. However, this might make sitting on a bed, chair, or couch uncomfortable.
You can opt for an orthopaedic doughnut pillow to keep your hips elevated and take off the pressure from your vagina. You can also use this as a nursing pillow or use it to support your neck and upper body while sitting.
It’s crucial to stay hydrated, as dehydration may lead to constipation and urinary tract infections, which further aggravate swelling in your vagina and perineum.
Hence, opt for a large water bottle that enables you to take frequent sips, without having to worry about refilling it constantly. Carry the bottle with you and keep it by your side while nursing to take a few sips after short intervals.
After a few days of giving birth, you will experience vaginal discharge, referred to as lochia, consisting of tissues, mucus, and other materials from your uterus. Lochia often comprises bad bacteria that may disbalance your vagina’s pH value and increase the risk of infections.
To avoid this, use a natural intimate wash to clean your vagina and reduce discomfort. Make sure the intimate wash contains natural ingredients that tackle bacterial infections to prevent rashes and odour.
Heartiest congratulations to new parents, Ram Charan and Upasana Kamineni! We can’t wait for the couple to share more about their darling daughter. If you are going to welcome your newborn soon too, we hope you take a look at our list, and stock up on the postpartum essentials we discussed to ensure speedy healing and recovery.
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