Sonam Kapoor on eating healthy, keeping fit during pregnancy; health tips for new moms

Sonam Kapoor on eating healthy, keeping fit during pregnancy;  health tips for new moms

Sonam says that she does not have any stretchmarks because of eating a good diet

New Delhi: Sonam Kapoor and her husband Anand Ahuja were wounded with their son Vayu Kapoor Ahuja in August. The actor chronicled her pregnancy journey throughout nine months on social media sharing the details of her pregnancy difficulties in the third trimester and delivery.

Recently, she took to Instagram to share her post-natal journey since Vayu’s birth. The new mom said she had a “quick birth” and has been “breastfeeding easily”.

“My pre-natal journey was quite different. I was very sure I wanted to have as natural a journey as I could that would lead to a natural delivery with as little intervention as possible,” Sonam said.

“I’ve had a natural birth thanks to all her teachings and I’m breastfeeding easily…” she added.

Sonam also shared that she does not have any stretchmarks because of eating a good diet, that included vitamins and protein, apart from keeping fit during pregnancy.

The actor further shared the steps she took during her pregnancy that ensured she did not get stretch marks. Sonam wrote, “Besides the linea nigra, I don’t have any stretch marks at all. I drank collagen, had vitamin C and a lot of protein,” she added.

Tips for new mothers to take care of their health

Giving birth is a challenge but post-natal care is extremely important for both mother and the child. Even though the struggles of all women after giving birth are different and unique, and the experience varies, health experts believe that since the body becomes weak, it is prone to infections and hence great care should be taken at that time.

Here are a few steps new mothers can take to aid their physical as well as mental health

  • Get clean sleeping: Once you have successfully put your baby to sleep, take a steamy shower and snooze to rest. Doctors believe that after birth, a woman’s body becomes stressed, and hence adequate sleep and rest are required to get over it.
  • Stretch your lower back: After being pulled forward by your pregnant belly, it is very important to put the natural alignment of your lower back in place. Practice stretching, arching and some yoga asanas to help your ligaments come together in a way that supports heavy lifting as the child grows.
  • Boost your immunity: After birth, a woman’s body becomes prone to infections, so it is imperative to boost your immunity. Begin by getting vaccinated against seasonal flu and making sure your TdaP vaccine is up to date to protect against whooping cough. Take charge of your diet, by eating lean proteins, dark greens, and antioxidant-rich foods like berries and apples for an immune boost. Keeping well-hydrated will also flush your system of toxins and keep you on a healthy path.
  • Take care of your mental health: Many women undergo postpartum depression, and it becomes difficult to come out of it. As a new parent, there are a lot of goals to meet that require time and energy. So, make sure to take help from people around you and not get bogged down physically and mentally. Keep your mental health fine by reading, listening to music, and socializing. Try and meditate for some time and practice light exercises to keep fit. It is important to recognize the condition and to be supportive and open to seeking help.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.


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