Your recovery time after childbirth will pass faster and more pleasantly if you make a good plan before actually giving birth. This should include food preparation, making arrangements with friends, relatives, acquaintances, hiring help outside the family circle, preparation of a cosy space.
During pregnancy, you can cook stews and similar dishes that you can put in the freezer and use after childbirth when you don’t have time to cook. Ask your family members or close friend to help you take care of older children for the first few weeks after giving birth, or to tidy up the apartment, house or outside spaces. Of course, you can also hire a good cleaning service. Such services have become very affordable nowadays.
The help of a doula, who offers physical, emotional, and informational support to new mothers, can also be extremely welcome. We know quite a few people who deal with this professionally.