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3 Ways Babywearing Can Help You Heal Postpartum

3 Ways Babywearing Can Help You Heal Postpartum

Giving birth is a beautiful, awe-inspiring thing. It’s also very hard on your body—inside and out. From the physical recovery, to the waves of postpartum emotions, and the whole-life rearranging that happens as you add a new member to your family, there’s a lot to heal from. The good news? Babywearing can help facilitate the process, in more ways than one.
It’s all in the hips (and the back)
The physical toll that growing, carrying, and birthing a baby takes is significant. Pregnancy often leads to torsion in the sacrum and lower back, while labor and birth can leave the pelvic floor and hips out of balance. Once baby is out, breastfeeding can cause tension in the back and shoulders. Babywearing in the wrap makes it feel like you’re still carrying baby, while distributing weight evenly around your upper body to create a gentle transition that promotes comfortable postpartum healing. 

The best first postpartum exercise
Though we’re often told to wait six weeks or longer before exercising after giving birth, babywearing is a gentle recovery option that can be implemented right away (most of the time). Think of it as a mini workout, helping to rebuild strength in your core and pelvic floor as you carry the weight of your baby while going from sitting to standing, or as you walk around the house. If wearing baby at home doesn’t cause pain or discomfort, the next step might be to go for a short walk. As your endurance and strength grows, you can begin to take longer wrap walks. 

 

Bonding and connection
The adjustment from womb to world can be a lot for both mama and babe. For mom, the drop in hormones after giving birth is the most significant hormonal shift she will experience in her lifetime. For baby, the transition from being perfectly cozy inside the womb to the loud, roomy outside world is a big change, too. Babywearing helps ease the transition for both mom and baby by stimulating the release of oxytocin—a hormone known to reduce stress and promote bonding. 

Note: When mamas ask us how soon they can start babywearing after giving birth, we always recommend going “from womb to wrap.” As long as your baby weighs 8 pounds or more and you have the go ahead from your doctor, you can start wearing your Solly Wrap as soon as baby is earthside. 

Benefits, galore
The benefits of babywearing aren't just limited to postpartum healing. Here are more pros of wearing baby in the fourth trimester. 

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