Relaxing After Having a Baby

Uniontown, PA

#1 Sep 29, 2008
Having a baby can be quite stressful and alone time becomes a thing of the past! You donít have to feel this way, there are ways to still relax.

Every day you should take at least a 15 to 20 minute relaxation break. The first thing to do is put your baby in a safe place. Now notice what part of your body is tense. Perhaps you are tense in your shoulders, take that area and stretch it out gently. Keep it relaxed while breathing in and out. Flex and continue to do this with each part of your body.

You can do breathing exercises almost anywhere. Slow down your breathing and count to 4 when you breathe in. Then do the same when you breathe out. These breathing exercises help you through periods of waiting. You can do them when stuck in traffic or simply when your baby wonít stop crying.

Other Relaxing Tips:

1. Schedule time to call people you enjoy talking with.
2. Have lunch once a week with a special friend.
3. Plan special time with your childís father.
4. Walk or do aerobics
5. Get or give a back rub
6. Listen to calming music
7. Take a bubble bath
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