Have you heard about “binat”? It is a condition that appears after a woman gave birth. There’s no exact English term, but such a condition is closely related to relapse. According to a medical expert, Dr. Jen Cruz, it is a post-partum condition that happens while the body is recovering after the delivery.

Perhaps, you have heard elderly saying not to take a bath days after giving birth as it may cause binat or relapse. But, there’s no scientific or medical explanation about this. In fact, medical practitioners recommend new mothers to take a bath for proper hygiene purposes. It is essential to wash and clean your body and the reproductive organ after giving birth to prevent the risk of infection.

Myths about “binat”

The common myths associated with developing “binat” include the following:

  • The mother should not take a bath at least a week after giving birth.
  • Should not do the laundry and other household chores.
  • Should avoid writing or reading to avoid eye strain.
  • Should not drink soft drinks and other cold beverages.

Common symptoms of “binat”

  • An intense headache, feeling cold and the nerves seem to be trembling
  • Severe fatigue
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Weakness and poor balance
  • Trouble walking and dizziness

Natural remedy for “binat” or relapse

A woman who experiences “binat” should know what to do to prevent aggravating the condition. Here are some of the natural remedies to alleviate the symptoms:

  • Take a rest. Your body needs to recover after what it has gone through during the pregnancy and the delivery. This is important to re-energize your body.
  • Looking after a newborn baby can be stressful especially for the first-time mother. To prevent “binat” you should avoid stress.
  • Eat nutritious foods. Your body needs the nutrients that can help to regain energy. It is also important as you breastfeed your baby. Constipation is very common after giving birth, that’s why you should consume fiber-rich foods.
  • Ask help from your husband or family to take care of your baby. Keep in mind that you need to spend more time to sleep and rest.

•    Postpartum depression is more likely to appear. Ask help from your doctor so that you will know what to do.


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