There is a room in the hospital to support breastfeeding women
- There are myths about postpartum, so it is important to clarify doubts with medical professionals and not follow trends or recommendations.
- There is a room in the hospital to support breastfeeding women
MEXICAN.- The Mother and Child Hospital of Mexicali (HMIM) supports women in the postpartum period. It is important to receive support and advice to eliminate any doubts about recovery after childbirth and live this phase in a more favorable way.
Jos Rojas Serrato, director of HMIM, recalled that the period after birth is known as postpartum or quarantine. The woman experiences major physiological and emotional changes; One of the most important is the recovery of the body after all the extra efforts incurred during pregnancy and childbirth.
“These changes begin from the moment of birth and occur gradually. Its average duration is six weeks, about forty days, which is why it is traditionally called quarantine. During this process, hormonal changes occur that can affect moods and, in some cases, even depression,” he explained.
He recalled that contemporary myths are becoming known to the public, including the claim that women can start their routines and physical activities in a short time, while in reality the body can recover by resting, especially if the birth was accidental cesarean section
She also said that a false belief that puts pressure on women is that restoring their previous figure must be achieved immediately and, if possible, during quarantine. This can lead to unhealthy behaviors such as extreme diets or excessive exercise, which can be detrimental to the mother’s health and breastfeeding.
She pointed out that some women currently refuse to use contraception after giving birth because they are told that it is not possible to become pregnant if they breastfeed. Although breastfeeding can affect fertility in some cases, it is not a reliable method. Pregnancy soon after birth is very dangerous for the health of the woman and the fetus.
On the other hand, it was said that a woman who had just given birth could take care of everything herself, both her own care and that of the rest of the family and the newborn. This is wrong because not receiving companionship and support during this adjustment period affects the mother’s physical and emotional health and can lead to postpartum hemorrhage or other situations. Women need help and need to feel safe asking and accepting it.
“In this hospital we have a space to support breastfeeding women. There is a misconception that breastfeeding should be easy and comfortable for all women. Many can be frustrated because it is complicated for them and they need additional support,” he explained.
Additionally, he pointed out that hormonal imbalances can lead to mood disorders. From sadness to depression. Although this situation is normal, it should not be downplayed and it is important to be aware of the mother’s emotional health so that she receives immediate professional support.