Postpartum Nutrition and Health

Nutrition and Health
 

HEALTH AND NUTRITION AFTER CHILDBIRTH:

Nutrition

  • Eating a variety of healthy foods is important to help you keep your energy while you heal. Good nutrition helps make good breast milk and lose extra baby pounds.
    • Your body needs proteins, fats and carbohydrates for energy.
    • Eat a diet rich in fiber like whole grain breads, cereals, raw vegetables, raw and dried fruits and beans.
    • Drink plenty of fluids especially water
    • Eat small snacks throughout the day to keep up your energy, and try not to skip meals.

Health

  • Exercise helps to improve mood and helps your body get back to its pre-pregnancy shape. In general, you can start exercising 4-6 weeks after a vaginal delivery, and longer after Cesarean Sections, this will be discussed in more detail at your postpartum appointment.
  • Kegels exercises are very important to do in order to regain strength in your pelvic muscles. These you can do while sitting or standing as early as 1-2 weeks after delivery. If incontinence is an issue and does not resolve with around 3-6 months (and sometimes longer) and with persistent Kegels, contact the office.

We've Moved!

Our office has finally moved into our brand new, larger space in the Sobrato Pavilion.
Please allow yourself additional time to find our space, park in the Sobrato Parking Structure, and find our suite on the 6th floor!

We can't wait for you to see it!

Map of ECH campus and our new location