Common knowledge says pregnancy has 3 trimesters, but did you know there’s actually a 4th? The 4th trimester is the first 12 weeks after your baby has made his arrival and most seasoned moms will tell you, it’s usually the toughest. Soaking in a spa and even bathing in hot water is discouraged throughout pregnancy. However, there’s a whole list of wonderful reasons to soak in a hot tub postpartum, once your doctor has given you the all-clear.
1. Pain Relief in a Hot Tub Postpartum
It will take time for your body to repair itself, and it may never be exactly as it was before your bundle of joy. And that’s okay! What’s not okay is living in pain. During pregnancy, your spine, pelvis, hips, and other parts of your body change to support a growing baby. This can result in pain after pregnancy as your hormones shift and your bone structure adjusts once again. Soaking in a hot tub can greatly reduce back and hip pain, allowing you to better care for your baby and yourself.
2. Self-Care after Baby
Now that you’ve entered parenthood, you’ll quickly find that your needs usually come last. However, it’s extremely important to take some time for yourself to recharge. One study found that most moms get only 37 minutes a day to themselves, so make them count! Hand Baby over to your partner and enjoy peace and quiet, for a few minutes at least.
3. Crashing Hormones
Along with everything else that comes with welcoming a new addition to your family, you’ll also experience a crash in hormones. Doctors refer to this as the “baby blues”, but it can sometimes lead to postpartum depression. A hot tub can help boost your mood and alleviate some of the symptoms that come with depression, such as anxiety and insomnia. It’s important to note that you should always seek professional help if you believe you’re suffering from postpartum depression.
Your first year of parenthood is full of exciting firsts and plenty of new challenges, most of them being fun! Let Texas Hot Tub Company help with the perfect Jacuzzi® for your journey.