During the life time of a woman the vagina, the abdominal wall and pelvic organs undergo significant changes. One of the most spectacular biological adaptations is the transformation of the pelvic floor, the pelvic floor muscles and the vagina to prepare for the labor/delivery and regenerate to normal condition after delivery. Delivery takes a huge toll on women’s pelvic floor. For example, the vagina expands significantly during delivery, and also the pelvic muscle (musculus levator ani) goes through similar expansion. The course of the expansion often (15-30%) results in severe muscular injuries that may affect the entire pelvic floor. This is true for natural birth as well as during cesarean section after labour. After normal delivery, a quarter of women suffer from a degree of incontinence, prolapse or vaginal laxity due to the weakening of the pelvic muscles. The weakened, damaged muscle can have a negative effect on sexual intercourse as well. These changes affect women’s general well-being. After further pregnancy and delivery, symptoms tend to get worse, and this can be traced back to the inadequate regeneration of pelvic floor muscles. At a younger age the body quickly regenerates the affected muscles, but later in menopause, prolapse and urinary incontinence may recur as a result of the general weakness of the connective tissue and muscles due to aging.
After delivery, it is essential that the pelvic floor muscles get back to their original condition, so regeneration after delivery should be of critically important. If any assistance can be provided for regeneration, it must be started right after delivery.
The most critical phase of maternal recovery is the first 12 months after delivery. This period is unique: this specific hormonal and immune state does not happen again at any other time.
The health of the newborn begins with the health of the mother
During pregnancy, we take prenatal vitamins to ensure the proper development of the fetus. After delivery, we focus on breastfeeding and do our best to ensure the healthy development of our child. We focus our love and attention on the newborn and during this process we tend to ignore our own health.
In order to provide the best care for our newborn after birth, we also need to supply ourselves with the right nutrients and vitamins.
The nutrient and vitamin reserves of pregnant women are gradually exhausted, so it is important to supplement the natural diet during pregnancy with prenatal vitamins. After delivery, a similar diet can be recommended (as during pregnancy): rich in vegetables, fruits and wholesome grains. We know however that there are vitamins and minerals that we cannot consume in the right amount even with a healthy diet. The patented composition of Mommytoo contains vitamin and mineral supplements recommended during breastfeeding. The vitamin and mineral content of Mommytoo complies with the European Union and the United States regulatory agencies maximum daily recommended amounts.