Prenatal/Postnatal, Yoga Tips & Tricks

Babies and… gas

After the first week of visitors and not feeling able to rest in my own home (like the midwife instructed), I put a kibosh on all visitors this past week except for my sisters who came to do laundry and cook for us. And boy, did that help! Anyone who’s been through postpartum recovery knows just how essential it is to get proper rest and nutrition immediately after the baby. There’s so much bleeding and leaking and no sleep and on top of that, the hemorrhoids (my god, the hemorrhoids!!!).

But, this is not a mommy blog. This is a blog where I can reflect on what I’ve learned through yoga, and I knew I needed to listen to my body and make modifications to improve my health. As much as I wanted to be up and moving about my house like normal, I had to force myself to lie down (sitting hurt so much) and ask that the distractions of visitors be put on hold until I could heal. Like during pregnancy, no jumping, no twisting, no fun stuff.

When we were finally able to focus on our little family, I got my brain attuned again on how to care for a newborn. There are so many things that I had forgotten, but as the saying goes, it was like riding a bike again. And the first thing that came back to me was GAS MANAGEMENT.

Newborns are so gassy. When they cry, they swallow air. When they are furiously trying to latch with their wobbly heads, they swallow air. While they’re gulping down milk, they swallow air. And all of that air stays trapped in their systems. No matter how big of a burp I can get out of Bear Shark, I know there is more that stayed in his tummy. It’s not until I change his diaper that I fully realize how much gas he has.

Here’s where the yoga comes in!

happy baby

At diaper changes, I raise Bear Shark’s legs into the air and then into his chest a la happy baby pose. I’ll even rock his legs side to side for a nice little back massage, and farts galore! It’s like a deflating balloon. (Warning: This sometimes stimulates a bowel movement, so I always make sure to leave the diaper secured.)

There’s another pose called pavanmuktasana, or wind relieving pose. Yup, it’s exactly how it sounds. You bring one leg into the chest at a time, putting just the right amount of pressure to give the intestines a hug. I’ll slowly stretch his legs into this pose and then alternate. Ahh… the sound of gas.

With my older son, we call this “farting the baby,” and he thinks it’s the funniest thing. I definitely live in a house full of boys.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

1 Comment

  1. Clases particulares en Getafe

    Además contamos con clases de refuerzo educando, las cuales están enfocadas a
    ayudar a los educando con dificultades para cultivarse y
    no les es posible realizar sus trabajos en casa.

    Puede adoptar el número de horas que desee, según las necesidades del discípulo.

    Si tu pequeño tiene problemas con varias asignaturas, podemos ayudarlo aun enseñándole técnicas y hábitos
    de estudios que lo ayudarán a salir delante.

    Tenemos preparación para escolar de 2º curso de bachillerato, en donde
    se les hace ejercicios modelo con exámenes de
    otros años.

    Como podrás darte cuenta somos parte de las mejores academias de Getafe, tenemos una gran multiplicidad de servicios que consagrar y
    todos encaminados a la avance en estudios, sea de idiomas o
    en cualquiera otra arte.

    Podrías alojarse interesado en hablar chino, galo, teutón y en esto igualmente te podemos ayudar, nuestros maestros de idiomas están altamente capacitados para
    enseñarte todo lo alusivo a estos idiomas.

    Incluso contamos con acceso a ciclos formativos, en asunto de que lo requieras.

    En centro de estudios entero, contamos con formación para
    el empleo, ya que colaboramos con Infologista, quien es una
    empresa de gran experiencia en España, que ofrece servicios complementarios
    para empresas así tal particulares en el sector del transporte,
    la logística, el comercio mundial así tal las mercancías peligrosas.

Comments are closed.