Prioritising Self-Care: The Importance of Self-Care After Birth

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Amidst the excitement of welcoming your precious new addition, it's easy to forget about your own needs. With the arrival of a newborn, our attention naturally shifts to ensuring every little detail is perfect for our little one. From the endless rounds of cluster feeding to countless diaper changes and those inevitable sleepless nights, the demands of caring for a newborn can easily overshadow the importance of self-care.

But mumma, we're here to remind you that you can’t pour from an empty cup. Prioritising self-care during the postpartum period is not just beneficial; it's crucial for both the physical and emotional well-being of mum and baby. In this blog, we'll explore the significance of stocking up on your emotional self-love cup, as well as those essential postpartum products.

Why self-care matters postpartum

Physically, the body undergoes significant changes during pregnancy and childbirth. The postpartum period is a time for your body to heal and recover from the stresses of pregnancy and labour. Proper self-care can speed up this recovery process, reducing the risk of complications and promoting overall well-being.

Emotionally, becoming a new mum can be overwhelming. Hormonal fluctuations, sleep deprivation, and the challenges of caring for a newborn can take a toll on our mental health. Creating time for self-care is essential—even if it's just taking five minutes to relax, rather than doing chores while the baby is asleep. This simple act can help you better navigate the emotional rollercoaster that is the postpartum period.

Health and wellness tools for your postpartum journey

In addition to basic self-care, there are several health and wellness tools that can ease your postpartum journey:


Consuming a healthy diet rich in nutrients can aid in the recovery process and provide the energy needed to care for a newborn. According to the National Library of Medicine, certain foods can be particularly beneficial for postpartum recovery, including:

  • Foods rich in iron can help replenish iron stores depleted during pregnancy and childbirth. Iron rich foods include lean meats, beans, and leafy green vegetables.
  • Additionally, foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and flaxseeds, can help reduce inflammation and support brain health.


Postpartum physiotherapy plays a crucial role in pelvic floor recovery. It involves exercises and techniques specifically designed to strengthen and rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles weakened during pregnancy and childbirth. 

Your local GP can refer you to a female-focused physiotherapist to help you recover from labour. 

woman standing with a postpartum physio

Mum's Groups

Connecting with other mums who are going through similar experiences can help reduce feelings of isolation and provide a sense of camaraderie during the postpartum period. Whether it's an in-person meet-up or an online forum, mum's groups offer a valuable source of support and friendship during those initial postpartum months. 

Most hospitals have local mum's groups setup for local mums with babies around the same age. Otherwise Facebook groups can provide a great online community to connect with other new mums.

Friends and family support for postpartum recovery

Having support from friends and family is important during postpartum recovery. Getting a hand with things like chores, grocery shopping, and cooking can help take a load off.

Emotional support is just as crucial. Having someone to chat with, vent to, or just be there to listen without judgment can really lift your spirits. Remember, friends and family members can offer you the empathy and validation every step of the way. 

Building your postpartum pack

Having a postpartum pack stocked with essential products can make the recovery process smoother and more comfortable. The New Beginnings Postpartum Recovery Pack includes a range of carefully created products designed to support healing and comfort you during the initial postpartum period. 

flat lay image of postpartum pack

This comprehensive postpartum pack includes:

1. Bamboo Maternity Pads (24pk):

Silky, soft, and sustainable, these bamboo maternity pads feature a bamboo inner core for comfort, making them ideal for use from hospital to home.

 2. Disposable Pants (2pk):

Breathable mesh weave provides comfort and hygiene, crucial for optimal healing, especially for c-sections. The New Beginnings disposable pants are washable up to 20 times for added convenience.

3. Aqua Gel Breast Pads (8pk):

These gel breast pads offer instant relief and a cooling environment for sore or cracked nipples, facilitating breastfeeding without discomfort. 

4. Bamboo Dry Wipes (100pk):

Gentle and soft, these bamboo dry wipes are a natural alternative to wet wipes, perfect for protecting the baby's delicate skin from irritation.

Here's what mums are saying about the bamboo dry wipes:

Love These - 5 Stars!

"These are so amazingly soft, strong and versatile. We've used them as both baby wipes with warm water from home, but also as tissues. It's great that they don't come already wet as I can choose exactly what goes on bubs skin then. I love that they are eco-friendly. I gave some to a friend of mine who uses them as liners in cloth nappies too. Highly recommend these - you won't regret it!” - Amanda

Bonus - Carry All Tote Bag:

Included in the postpartum pack, this spacious tote bag is ideal for everyday use and ensures new moms have all the essentials on hand. 

Prioritising self-care during the postpartum period is essential for the well-being of both mum and bub. By investing in postpartum essentials and seeking support from loved ones, you can facilitate recovery and better navigate the challenges of early motherhood.