Tagged with 'Health/Wellness'

Getting to Know Your Pregnancy Hormones

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 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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Medical Benefits of C-Section Bandages

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.  

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Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

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).

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Belly Bands: Are They Worth It?

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!

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Exercise and Breastfeeding: How Will it Affect My Milk?

Many moms have questions about exercise and breastfeeding. Some moms work really hard to build and maintain their milk supply, and they understandably don’t want to do anything that might compromise their baby’s food source! Fortunately, we have answers to your questions. The bottom line? Exercise and breastfeeding can absolutely go hand in hand.

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