Nutrition and rest

Eating well and getting enough rest are important aspects of your recovery. 


Eating well will help you to recover and will increase your energy levels. A good diet will also be good for your baby if you are breastfeeding. During your pregnancy, you will hopefully have developed very healthy eating habits. After your baby is born, although you won’t need to eat quite as much, it’s important to keep eating a wide variety of nutritious foods.  

Continue to keep sugary, high fat and processed foods to a minimum. 


Your recovery relies on you being able to find ways to rest. This can be easier said than done of course because often when you feel like sleeping or relaxing your baby is ready to wake or play.  Sleeping when baby sleeps can feel unnatural or you might feel that it’s time you could better use doing other things.  But sleep and rest are crucial for both your mental and your physical health.


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