Postpartum

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Being aware of all types of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) along with their risk factors is essential to new and expecting mothers. Expecting women should discuss these risk factors with their OB/GYN and formulate a tentative plan prior to childbirth.

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How to Recover from a C-Section

Here's what you can expect following a cesarean section; including 5 tips for speeding up the recovery process and some guidelines for how to best take care of your body.

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6 Tips for Beating New Mom Exhaustion

Between the numerous feedings and taking care of your baby, combined with sleep deprivation and monitoring your postpartum health, caring for a newborn can be extremely exhausting. Here are 6 tips to help you survive postpartum fatigue.

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Episiotomy Care

An episiotomy can be very painful. Learn how to care for your body in the weeks after childbirth.

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Challenges of New Motherhood and Postpartum Depression

There is nothing easy about having a newborn baby! Being a new mom is hard, no matter how “easy” others around you (or those you might see on the internet) make it look.

Here are some reasons that new motherhood can be so challenging. 

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What to Know About Bowel Movements After Birth

It’s true that the first poop after birth can be daunting. Unfortunately, postpartum constipation is a common ailment, even among women with no history of bowel issues. Sluggish bowels can result from many factors all occurring at the same time. It may help to have a few tools and strategies on hand to help keep your stool healthy and optimize your setup.

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Recovery After Birth From Day One

Whether you’ve just experienced a cesarean or a vaginal delivery, there is a lot to consider as you settle into your own postpartum care and recovery. There is so much to learn about your new baby and your postpartum body, and it can be hard to know who to ask or where to turn for accurate information and advice. Here’s what you can do to stay comfortable and kick-start the healing process, right from day one. 

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8 Ways to Treat Postpartum Edema

Postpartum edema, or postpartum swelling, is caused by an excess amount of fluid remaining in the body tissue after childbirth. 

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse After Childbirth: What to Know

Pelvic organ prolapse is an umbrella term for the downward descent of pelvic organs (bladder, rectum, and/or uterus). Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when there is a weakness in the supporting structures of the vaginal walls. The bulge a person with a prolapse might feel is the bladder, rectum, or uterus putting pressure on a weakened or thinned vaginal wall.

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