Rest, and Don’t Try To Do It All
There’s no doubt that moms are superheroes, but you must rest while your body heals from your mommy makeover, even if you feel fine after surgery. Your body needs to use its resources to heal and avoid complications, and not resting can cause more harm to recover from.
Plan to clear your schedule for the first seven to ten days, and expect a healing period of up to three weeks. Here are some tips for giving the superhero cape a break while you rest and recover from your mommy makeover:
- Delegate your everyday responsibilities
- Avoid picking up and carrying small children and pets until Dr. Balinger clears you to do so
- Take small rest breaks to get in some light movement, such as walking, to improve your circulation
- Allow time to let the pain medication do its job