Handling PMS Troubles Post-Pregnancy
Post-pregnancy, a lot of things change in a woman’s body. Sometimes it is easy to go along with the change but most of the time it’s a herculean task. Especially PMS. Even as a teenager I used to fear those 5-7 days in a month. After pregnancy, I started dreading them.
Experience and a lot of scroll down of pages helped me find a few tricks that prepared me for those days of the month.
Here is a list of things that can help you keep PMS troubles at bay while you can happily take care of your baby.
Fenugreek seeds are great. They help you bring your periods on track post-pregnancy. We women have a lot of restrictions while we are breastfeeding. I came to know about it through a painful episode. When it is coupled with postpartum depression things can turn for worse.
Gradually, you’ll come to know that fenugreek seeds are great for your uterus. This medicine from your kitchen will help you reduce pregnancy weight without affecting breastfeeding while helping your uterus recover. These seeds need to be soaked in water overnight and need to be drunk early in the morning empty stomach. Try this for a week and you see the difference for yourself.
You can also try delicious fenugreek seed laddoos. They will make the ordeal a bit bearable.
Another mystery element available in our kitchen is Horse gram. I didn’t know about it until I surfed the internet and tried it. The curative properties of this pulse help handle the menstrual issues after you have a baby. Heavy flow, irregular periods, unbearable cramps amidst all the breastfeeding flusters you to the core.
Including horse gram in your regular diet can help you have a good flow during periods. You can use it by soaking the seeds overnight in the water and drinking it in the morning. You can also prepare horse gram soup or eat sprouts daily in a small quantity.
After giving birth to the baby most of the time dirt in our uterus is not cleaned. So, when periods come 6 or 9 months later it is too painful. Yoga will help you not only maintain hormonal balance but also prepare your body for the next set. Some of the poses that you can try at home are:
- Butterfly pose
- Inverted leg pose
- Child’s pose
- Cat pose
There are many, you just have to search it on the internet. Just 10-15 minutes daily and you can say bye-bye to those unbearable cramps.
Hot water bath
Ladies who have got epidural on their backs will know my pain. It may have lessened the pain while c-sec but afterward it made my back sore almost every day. It's on those days that hot water bags and bath were my best friends.
I have heard people say that c-sec is an easy way out. Hello! News flash, it is no more painful than normal delivery. In this, you’ll have to handle pain all your life. The key to handling back pain is by sitting on a comfortable chair with a hot water bag. If your body starts responding in sync with your back pain, go and take a hot water bath, you’ll get a good sleep.
Eat good food
I don’t know if I am biased towards seafood. The best food that helped me relieve my PMS was fish. I visited Kerala and I used to have fish daily (you know the fish is necessary for every household). It may have been the omega or the protein that made my period cramps disappear that month.
You can also add eggs to your diet. If you are pure veg then having paneer and horse gram should help.
This is all from me. If you know any wonderful ideas, then share them in the comment section to help other sisters out there.
Priya works as a content writer and is a mom of a 3 year old kid. She has been writing about a mother's challenges for a long time and has been working towards making new mom's life easier and happening.
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