Tagged with 'Health/Wellness'

How To Prepare for Breastfeeding if You Are at Risk of Having a Low Milk Supply

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Did you know that breastfeeding challenges are common, especially for first time pregnant women and new moms? It's important to know and recognize the risk factors ahead of time!

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Prepare to Meet Your Postpartum Pelvic Floor

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Childbirth is physically traumatic, even under the best circumstances. Talk to any mom you know, and you’ll find that going through postpartum recovery for the first time can come as a major shock. What if we knew more about what possibilities to expect and where to turn for support in our recovery? Would that knowledge make the whole experience less stressful and traumatic? 

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Top 12 Most Common Pregnancy Questions Answered

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From the earliest weeks of pregnancy, lots of questions arise on what can feel like a daily basis. Take a break from Google and enjoy some much-deserved rest as we covered the twelve most frequently-asked pregnancy questions.

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Can I Exercise with Preeclampsia?

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Exercise is one of the most effective tools we have to keep our bodies healthy throughout our lifetimes, and this is especially true during pregnancy. If you have high blood pressure, chronic hypertension, or a family history of preeclampsia, you may be wondering if exercise during pregnancy is safe for you. Research has shown that regular physical activity before and during pregnancy can help keep blood pressure concerns in check & reduce the risk of developing serious conditions.

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Galactagogues and Breastfeeding

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Galactagogues are medications and herbs used to boost breast milk supply. Each year, approximately 15% of breastfeeding mothers in the U.S. take at least one galactagogue to increase milk supply for their newborn.

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What I Wish I Knew About Postpartum Recovery

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Most moms spend time preparing for birth and the newborn that comes with it. But what about our own recovery? We know the early weeks of postpartum recovery will be difficult, but are we really prepared for the long haul? Real moms share what they really wish they'd known about postpartum recovery before birth.

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What to Know About Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER)

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Do you feel sad upon let-down when pumping or breastfeeding? You may have D-MER. While lactation classes and counselors can help to overcome challenges, there is one often overlooked & underdiagnosed condition that is not as easily resolved with traditional lactation support and tools. It’s called D-MER, Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex.

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Eight Myths and Facts About the Pelvic Floor

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Most of us don’t know enough about the pelvic floor to decipher what pieces of advice & information are true, versus those that are not. Because this group of muscles is responsible for supporting our pelvic organs, stabilizing the pelvis & core, and is essential to our everyday lives, we pulled together the top myths heard by a Pelvic Floor Therapist and carefully debunked each one.

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Best Pregnancy Exercises to Prepare for Childbirth

Physical activity during pregnancy can help you stay strong and comfortable as your body grows. Once you reach the third trimester, you might find that your body wants to slow down. So how do we keep up with the benefits of exercise & staying strong for labor when our bodies don’t want to do much? These are the best exercises to focus on during the third trimester to stay prepared for labor, delivery, and postpartum. 

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Labor and Birthing Positions for a Comfortable Delivery

One thing that is often left out of pregnancy decision-making is choosing which birthing positions to use during labor and delivery. The most popular birthing position in the U.S. is the semi-sitting, or lithotomy position. This position has become popular over time because it facilitates labor and delivery interventions, such as forceps or placement of a vacuum. 

However, there are a myriad of other birthing and delivery positions, all of which have their own pros and cons.

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