Tagged with 'Health/Wellness'

16 Breastfeeding Superfoods

A new baby can mean less time to spend on you. Between changing diapers and breastfeeding the little one, it is easy to forget to feed yourself. Remember taking care of yourself is most important so that you’re energized and ready to take on the tasks that life throws at you with a new baby at home.

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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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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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Baby’s First Doctor Visit

Newborn babies should have their first doctor's appointment with their pediatrician within one to two days of coming home from the hospital, or within 24 hours of being born via home birth. Here's what you can expect at that first appointment.

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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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