Let the Healing Begin
Literally. "They don't call it 'labor' for nothing," says Dr. Gustafson. "Often, the sleep patterns of moms-to-be are disrupted both before and after they give birth." So many of us expect to be sleep deprived the first few weeks, that we forget our bodies have physical healing to do following delivery. Even those with the easiest deliveries need time to let their bodies rest after the work of having a baby. That means sleeping (or at least resting) whenever possible.