Women experience the most extreme hormonal shifts of their lives during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. While this is the body’s natural reaction to creating another life, there are certain things you can do to help combat the hormone-driven highs and lows.
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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.
A c-section can be an amazing, essential, and even life-saving delivery option, and in many cases, they improve the safety and wellbeing of women and babies. With the right tools in your recovery kit, you can protect your incision site wound, encourage healing, and minimize your scar tissue with a simple bandage system as you navigate life with a newborn.
Breastfeeding moms with flat or inverted nipples may find it affects their baby’s latch. Here are a few techniques and solutions to help your breastfed baby latch properly.
Swelling during pregnancy and postpartum is common, but compression socks can help keep the discomfort of leg swelling at bay.
During pregnancy, there's an increase in circulating blood volume, which causes hearts to have to pump harder and quicker. It’s normal for pregnant women to have higher than normal heart rates, but some women also develop blood pressure issues.
Pregnancy is one of the only times in our lives that we are expected to gain weight. Healthy and optimal pregnancy weight gain depends on multiple factors, including your pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index (BMI).
Pregnancy is hard on the body. In just a few short months, pregnant women experience weight gain, loose ligaments, and a shifting center of gravity. Our bodies shift around to accommodate, and we often notice changes in how we stand, walk, and move around throughout the day. This can lead to back pain, pelvic pain, and wild changes in balance for pregnant women. Fortunately, support is out there!
Lactation consultants (LCs) can help you plan and prepare for success with your breastfeeding goals. Here are some things they want you to know as you embark on your journey.